CRY-ing out to run

0
Have your say

A NURSE is taking on a marathon challenge in memory of her cycling-mad brother, who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Sarah Hinchliffe’s 33-year-old brother Pete, from Springwell Lane, Balby, died last September while out riding his bike just six months after getting married to wife Rebecca.

Now Sarah us preparing to run the London marathon in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, or CRY, which screens people for heard conditions.

Sarah, aged 35, will be running the race on April 17 dressed in a heart costume.

She hopes to raise £1,800.

She said: “I was running a marathon on the day I found out Pete had died.

“I still can’t describe how bad it was.

“I wanted to raise the profile of CRY and encourage others to get tested so I decided to do the marathon. I’ve also been volunteering my time to the CRY screening process too.”

Personal trainer Pete died of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Sarah and her brother Rob have now been screened for the condition.

Pete’s dad Robert, a retired GP from Hill Top, Conisbrough, said: “We are really proud that Sarah is doing this.”

Log onto http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Sarahhinchliffe1 to sponsor her.