Fitness drive leads to charity run

PC Mick Hellewell, of the Hasland and St Leonard's Safer Neighbourhood Team, is taking on the 13 mile race to raise money for Cancer Research
PC Mick Hellewell, of the Hasland and St Leonard's Safer Neighbourhood Team, is taking on the 13 mile race to raise money for Cancer Research
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A BOBBY will be covering a different beat in May when he swaps his helmet and truncheon for a pair of trainers and shorts to take part in Sheffield’s Half Marathon.

PC Mick Hellewell is hoping to finish the 13-mile race to raise at least £500 for Cancer Research, after a close friend died last year.

PC Hellewell said: “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and it is not just the sufferers but also their families left behind.

“I recently started running to get fit, so I decided to combine that with raising money for a good cause and I thought the half marathon would be an achievable goal.

“If the money I raise helps to stop just one person suffering or losing a loved one to cancer then it is worthwhile.”

PC Hellewell, of the Hasland and St Leonard’s Safer Neighbourhood Team in Chesterfield, hopes to complete the race in under two hours - and in preparation for the event on May 8 has been getting up at 4am to do training runs before work.

Log on to www.runningsponsorme.org/mick3180 to sponsor him.