RASTRICK student Connor Michaels is tackling two ambitious charity runs to mark the eight anniversary of the death of his cousin at the age of 18 months.
Connor, aged 21, is collecting money for the Meningitis Trust. His cousin, Amelia, from Hull, suffered from sickle cell anaemia and ill-health for most of her young life.
He ran the 10k Great Yorkshire Run on September 3 and on September 16 he will tackle the half marathon Great North Run in Newcastle.
A former pupil at Castlefields Infants School and Longroyde Junior School in Rastrick and Crossley Heath School, Connor, of Clough Lane, is now in the fourth year of his law degree at Northumbria University.
He ran the Great Yorkshire Run with his uncle Lloyd Michaels, father of Amelia.
“The run was hard because the weather was hot and sunny. I am not a particularly sporty guy but the memory of my cousin kept me going and I’m glad to say I managed to run the whole distance without stopping.
“I am not looking forward to the Great North Run - I think those extra three miles are going to be difficult!”
Connor is hoping to raise £250 for the Meningitis Trust. The CJ Morton Group in Brighouse, where Connor has a holiday job, has donated £50.
To sponsor him follow the link on www.virginmoneygiving.com