Pies, marathons and TV: Aylesbury’s Cooray stars in new Greggs show

Anuradha Cooray lines up next to the legendary Mo Farah at London Marathon
Anuradha Cooray lines up next to the legendary Mo Farah at London Marathon

Aylesbury marathon man and Greggs worker Anruadha Cooray will get more time in front of the cameras in a Sky documentary.

The Sri Lankan, who runs 17 miles from his home in High Wycombe to the Aylesbury bakery every day, will star with fellow workers in the third episode of Greggs: More Than Meats The Pie on Monday evening.

The episode, which airs on Sky1 at 9pm, follows team member Cooray as he manages his day job while at the same time competing in the London 2012 Olympic Marathon.

The High Street bakery is now sponsoring the athlete in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Games.

Cooray said: “The last year has been really exciting – from training and competing in the London Olympics to being filmed for a national television series – I can hardly believe it!

“I love working for Greggs as I’m a massive fan of the food. Spicy chicken sandwiches and yum yums are my favourite.

“Finding out that Greggs are going to sponsor me on my road to Rio was just fantastic news. I feel in really good form and can’t wait to get there.”

The father-of-two came 14th in the London Marathon in April and will compete in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

A Greggs spokesman said: “We are really proud of Cooray and committed to helping him achieve success.

“We are supporting him in a variety of ways including altitude training, sports kit and a trainer and wish him the best of luck at both next year’s Commonwealth Games and the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.”