Running for mum and dad

Liz Carroll and  brother Alistair Sutcliffe who has flown home from Chicago to run the Leeds 10k . Both their parents died of cancer on the same day, 30 years apart

Liz Carroll and brother Alistair Sutcliffe who has flown home from Chicago to run the Leeds 10k . Both their parents died of cancer on the same day, 30 years apart

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A PAIR of siblings put on their running shoes as they pounded the streets in the Leeds 10k at the weekend.

Liz Carroll, from Norwood Green, and her brother Alistair, who flew across the Atlantic to join in the run, both exceeded their personal best times while raising money for Overgate Hospice, Elland.

The duo were running in memory of both their parents, Stuart and Sandra Sutcliffe, who died of cancer.

“Al did it in 50 minutes and four seconds and I did it in 55 minutes and 12 seconds,” said Liz.

“I don’t think I was ever going to reach the 50 minute mark but it was my personal best.

“I think including the Overgate 10k in Copley earlier this year I have raised around £550. The run was hard and by the time I reached the 7k mark I was shattered.

“Al had left me at 2k and went on to try and get his time of 50 minutes but it was very enjoyable and the crowds kept us going when we were tired,” she said.

“My legs were sore afterwards but you just feel fantastic when you finish and the atmosphere was amazing. You feel like you could do it all over again.”

And Liz does intend to do it all over again. She hopes to continue doing the 10k runs and her brother is trying to convince her to take part in a half marathon.

Licensee Rick Starkey and around 20 regulars at the Roundhill at Rastrick also took part in the Leeds run. See Good Times on Page 18.

* Are YOU doing anyfundraising for charity? Email: stephen.firth@brighouseecho.co.uk