Veteran Sheffield runner - aged just 9

Alexandra Tomlinson, aged 9, from  Foxhill, who has twice run Race For Life
Alexandra Tomlinson, aged 9, from Foxhill, who has twice run Race For Life
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SHE may be only nine years old but Sheffield schoolgirl Alexandra Tomlinson is already a fun run veteran having just completed her second event and raised £150.

Alexandra, from Foxhill, who goes to Grenoside Primary School, took part in the Race for Life event in London’s Hyde Park last week.

The event covered a five kilometre route.

Alexandra particpated with her proud mother Kelly Tomlinson.

She said: “I am doing these races to help find a cure for cancer.”

Grandmother, Elaine Tomlinson said: “I am so proud of Alexandra. She managed to raise £150 on her own, with sponsorship from her teachers, family and friends.

“It’s her second Race for Life. She tries really hard at everything she does and wants to help as many people as possible.”

Race for Life events are held around the country by Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into combatting women’s cancers.

Dates in South Yorkshire are Rotherham, on Sunday, June 17, Doncaster on Sunday, June 24, and in Sheffield on Sunday, July 15.

Race for Life began in 1994 with a fun run in Battersea Park, London, which had 680 participants.

There are now dozens of races held around the country each year which have raised millions of pounds for research into preventing and curing cancer.

n To enter, log onto raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org.