Krista flies the flag for city run

Krista Stones, the 6,000th entrant of the Great Yorkshire Run
Krista Stones, the 6,000th entrant of the Great Yorkshire Run
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A SHEFFIELD woman inspired by the men in her life to take part in four 10k running events this year was the 6,000th entrant for this year’s the Great Yorkshire Run.

Krista Stones, from Greenhill, will be raising money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in the city centre run on Sunday, October 9.

The 37-year-old ICT tutor is using the run as an opportunity to thank the hospital for caring for her grandfather Frank Bryan and her father-in-law Glynn Stones, who have both battled cancer.

Krista said: “It was nearly 23 years ago that I first became aware of Weston Park Hospital. My granddad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which then spread to his spine.

“My granddad was fantastic, thoughtful and had a great sense of humour.

“He died aged 69, but the standard of care he received at Weston Park was brilliant.

“My father-in-law was also diagnosed with stomach cancer a year ago and his prognosis looked bad.

“But he had chemotherapy at Weston Park and the tumour has shrunk. The staff are so reassuring and provide essential support for family members too.

“I wanted to raise money to give something back and to say thank you for caring for my family.”

Sporty Krista, who trains three times a week to keep fit and healthy, said she is really looking forward to the run, and hopes that the milestone of 10,000 entrants can be reached.

Entry for the run is £25. Runners who enter before 9am on Monday, October 3, will receive a competitor’s pack through the post.

n Visit www.greatun.org for details, or www.justgiving.com/Krista-Stones to sponsor Krista.