Jill aims to take to the line for Great North Run

Jill Bell is in the running
Jill Bell is in the running
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A CAISTOR woman is in the running for a major challenge.

Jill Bell joined Caistor Running Club in May 2011 to improve her general fitness and has enjoyed it so much she is now training towards her goal of completing the Great North Run in September.

”When I joined the club one lap around the playing field was a challenge,” admitted Jill, “but with the help and support the club has given me, not only have I made some great friends but I have already competed in two 10K races.”

Now Jill is continuing with support of the club to clock up the miles to take on the half-marathon distance.

And when she competes in the Great North Run she will also be raising funds for Clic Sargent, a charity caring for children and young people with cancer and their families.

“My 17-year-old godson has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and has been supported by so many great charities, so it will be good to support him through this tough time,” said Jill.

But before then, Jill is looking forward to running in her home town’s inaugural race - Sting in the Tail 10k - organised by Caistor Running Club which takes place on June 4.

“This is a challenging race which naturally includes a few hills,” added Jill.

“The club’s motto is ‘Run for Fun’ and this is certainly evident on club nights with everyone, of whatever ability, made welcome.”

For information on the club and the 10k visit www.caistorrunningclub.com