Helen keeps up family tradition in Race For Life

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HUCKNALL teenager Helen Dearden kept up a family tradition when she ran the Race For Life on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment last Sunday.

This was the first time Helen (17) had taken part in the event, which was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

But she was following in the footsteps of her mum, Julie, who has run the race a number of times before.

A lifelong Hucknall resident, Helen lives on The Drift. She goes to Nottingham’s Clarendon College and is studying dance.

Helen ran for an uncle, Rob Giles, who died from cancer seven years ago at the age of 44. She completed the race with her friend, Pat Goddard, in 33 minutes, 44 seconds and raised about £120.

Her father, Graham Dearden, business services manager for Bulwell firm Pearson In Practice, said: “She did really well.”

The race entails running, jogging or walking a five-kilometre course.

OUR PHOTO shows Helen and Pat in their pink running gear, the traditional Cancer Research colour.