Oliver is a runaway success for charity

Oliver Byne who has completed six 10km races in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
Oliver Byne who has completed six 10km races in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
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A SHEFFIELD teenager with a flair for long-distance running has tackled six 10km challenges in only four months to raise cash for a city cancer charity.

Schoolboy Oliver Byrne is a runaway success after raising £1,139.14 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The 15-year-old, a pupil at High Storrs School, was inspired to raise cash after the death of his grandfather Herbert Richmond, aged 67, from bowel cancer.

Oliver’s running has also earned him a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award in honour of his achievements in runs through Sheffield and at Mablethorpe, Cusworth Hall, Endcliffe Park, Barnsley and the Percy Pud Race through Loxley Valley.

He said: “Training for all six runs has been gruelling but I like hard work and to keep fit and healthy. My granddad died from bowel cancer and one of my former teachers is receiving treatment for cancer at Weston Park, so I thought the runs would be a nice gesture. I’m sure if my granddad was still alive he would be proudly cheering me on.”