Sheffield dad goes extra mile for charity

Phil Clarke is in training ready for the Great Yorkshire Run
Phil Clarke is in training ready for the Great Yorkshire Run
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A determined Sheffield dad is preparing to push himself to the limit next month when he embarks on his fifth charity running challenge.

Phil Clarke, from Walkley, is training hard for the Great Yorkshire Run on September 28, which will see him raise cash for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

The 42-year-old has tackled some of the most challenging races in the UK in order to raise vital funds for charity after his eldest daughter, Amy, received treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Amy, now five, has undergone two major operations after being diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the hip and is now firmly on the road to recovery.

Yet Phil is still passionate about going the extra mile to support staff at the hospital and help transform the environment into a brighter place to visit.

He said: “Over the last four years, I’ve completed five running challenges including the Great North Run and the Great Yorkshire Run to raise money for a truly brilliant cause.

“My biggest single motivation is to raise much needed funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.”

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