From observer to runner

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SANDRA Hill is swapping the sidelines for the starting line of the Sheffield Half Marathon to show her support for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

In particular, she is paying tribute to her father, Dennis Southern, who was treated at Weston Park Hospital for stomach cancer before his death in 1998 at the age of 66.

Sandra, aged 44, of Walkley, cheered on the runners last year, but this time has signed up for the 13 mile challenge on May 27 .

“When I was at the half marathon last year watching people older than me take part and raise money I just thought ‘if they can do it, I can do it’, and so now I am.”