Lyn’s gruelling challenge for Sheffield hospice

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When you’re looking for a woman with true grit, you need look no further than Yorkshire.

She may officially qualify for a bus pass but 69-year-old Lyn Towers didn’t let age stand in her way as she competed alongside people young enough to be her grandchildren in the Yorkshire Warrior Challenge.

Yorkshire Warrior is the ultimate test of endurance, a tough 16km trek across the Yorkshire countryside with hills, bogs, a 200m river walk, 1km underground tunnel, fire, ice bath, barbed wire, electric fence, crawling, climbing, log carrying, and a pressure washer firing range.

Lyn was taking part in the marathon in memory of her sister, Sue Hoban, who was a patient at St Luke’s Hospice.

And she braved the elements to complete the gruelling test in just two hours and 59 minutes, raising more than £200 for Sheffield’s only hospice.

“I adored my sister, she was beautiful, elegant and a total inspiration to everyone she met, and I miss her so much,” said Lyn.

“As she was such a warrior in her elegant way, I decided to run the Yorkshire Warrior in her memory. She would have loved the fun side of it, and I like to think would have done it with me.”