Elle (9) runs 10k for cancer charities

Nine-year-old Elle Honeyman ran the Leeds 10k Race for Life after her step-grandad from cancer (s)
Nine-year-old Elle Honeyman ran the Leeds 10k Race for Life after her step-grandad from cancer (s)

A nine-year-old Barlick Fell Runner has run a Race for Life after the death of her step-grandad.

Elle Honeyman completed the 10k race in Leeds in June raising £1,461 for Cancer Research UK and an additional £85 cash has gone to the Bosom Friends Cancer Support group.

Nine-year-old Elle Honeyman ran the Leeds 10k Race for Life after her step-grandad from cancer (s)

Nine-year-old Elle Honeyman ran the Leeds 10k Race for Life after her step-grandad from cancer (s)

The Coates Lane Primary School pupil, who lives in Barnoldswick, wanted to give something back to the West Craven group for the care provided to Tony Crowther.

Elle’s proud mum Hannah Watson said: “Elle’s step-grandad sadly lost his battle to cancer in March this year while she was in training for her 10k.

“When she found out he was poorly she wanted to do anything she could to help him and decided to raise money for Cancer Research. At nine years old it’s such an incredibly kind thing to do.

“Elle felt the 5k run was too easy and needed a challenge. That’s when she chose the 10k Race for Life in Leeds which she completed in just over an hour.”