Firefighters race for cancer charity

RACE: Angie Thorp, centre wearing number 3408, with colleagues at the Race For Life in Sheffield.

RACE: Angie Thorp, centre wearing number 3408, with colleagues at the Race For Life in Sheffield.

0
Have your say

A GROUP of female firefighters - led by a former Olympic hurdler - have completed the challenge of running two charity races wearing full kit and breathing apparatus.

Dearne Station firefighter Angie Thorp, who represented Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and six colleagues completed the Race for Life in Doncaster in June.

Angie, from Wombwell, and Jade Styan, Fleur Doyle, Sally Stark, Sarah McCarthy, Sian Nortcliffe and Franca Salerno, repeated the feat at the Race for Life in Sheffield on Sunday.

The team have already raised £800 towards their target of raising £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Angie said: “It might sound strange but competing in the 100 metre hurdles at the Olympics was much easier than running 5k wearing 20 kilos of fire kit!”

Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/AngieThorp