A TEENAGER from Sheffield is taking on the world’s biggest road race in memory of her mum.
Rachael Booth, aged 19, is competing in the Great North Run on Sunday to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which supported her mum until her death in 2009.
Carol Booth suffered from MS for more than 20 years and did a lot of work to raise awareness of the disease.
Rachael, from Fulwood, who is studying French and Arabic at Durham University, decided to do the 13-mile run to continue her mum’s work by doing something she had never done before.
“The training’s going well considering it’s my first run,” she said.
“I’ll be happy whatever time I get – but I might do another one, this might spur me on. I’ll see when I cross the finish line!”
“The MS Society is a fantastic organisation which provides indispensable support for sufferers in all aspects of their struggle with MS.”
n Log on to www.justgiving.com/rachaelbooth to sponsor Rachael.