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Bristol GBBO Star, Briony Williams, announced as Great Bristol 10k University Ambassador!

Press release issued: 4 February 2020

The University is delighted to announce Briony Williams as their Ambassador for this year’s Great Bristol 10k in May. Briony, who lives in Bristol and studied for her post-graduate qualification in teaching at the University, became a household name when she starred in the 2018 series of the Great British Bake-Off, making it all the way to the semi-finals.

Briony went on to win the 2019 edition of The Great Christmas Bake-Off, and it’s also been announced that she has joined the presenting team of Channel 4’s ‘Food Unwrapped’. As well as her TV appearances, Briony writes regularly for food magazines and features at food-festivals around the country!

So, where does running fit in? We wondered the same!

When she’s not creating masterpieces in her kitchen, Briony admits to being a keen runner. To date, she has taken on several 10k races and a couple of half-marathons, with more lined up for this year.

This year, the University Bristol 10k campaign is focusing on the benefits that running, and being more physically active in general, can bring to our mental health – something Briony is a huge advocate for.

Announcing her ambassadorship on Instagram, Briony wrote, “I’m really excited to be championing two things I care about so deeply: running and mental health”

We are thrilled that Briony will be running alongside our students, staff and alumni in the gigantic University Wave, and working with us in the lead-up to the event to encourage everyone on campus - runners and non-runners alike - to get active to support more positive physical and mental health and wellbeing at the same time as raising awareness and funds for the University’s B: Active Healthy Minds initiative.

Further information

Almost 500 students, staff and alumni have already signed up to this iconic Bristol event! Get up, get together, and get active by lacing up your trainers and joining #TeamUoBristol for this year’s Great Bristol 10k on Sunday 3 May.

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