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Fighting spirit is the winner of Stafford's Race for Life

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: July 09, 2014

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  • Isabelle Kelly, 12

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A GNOSALL schoolgirl who ran in memory of her grandmother led thousands of women and children to the finish line in Stafford’s Race for Life.

The County Showground was a sea of pink last night as women, girls and boys gathered to give cancer the run-around.

Many ran the 5k route in memory of loved ones, as well as raising vital fighting funds for Cancer Research. They were cheered on by a large crowd of spectators.

First past the finish post was Isabelle Kelly, 12, who lives in Gnosall and attends King Edward VI High School in Stafford. She completed the course in an impressive 16 minutes, 58 seconds in memory of her Nana Wendy.

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Other runners included cancer patient Kimberley Unsworth, who took part with friend Kate Jarratt. Kimberley said: "I joined in because I want to show that just because I have cancer it won't stop me from doing anything and everything."

Kate added: "For me it was my third year, but for Kim it was her first time and as a very brave lady facing breast cancer I am absolutely delighted to have completed the race with her. 

"Having a friend with so much determination makes you such a proud person. And Kimberley showed me last night nothing needs hold us back. 

"Our determination is in a high as we now sign up to Katherine House Hospice Midnight Walk. Such an amazing event."

Send in your Race for Life snaps for our online picture gallery to editor@staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk. Don’t forget to include the names of the runners, address, ages and who they were running for.

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