Brine leas pupils - Duathlon

Six Brine Leas School students are taking part in the Cheshire Duathlon in Nantwich in memory of their friend Elle Morris.

Millie, Isla, Grace, Jess, Mia, Hannah and Libby have been collecting as many sponsors as possible in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust before Saturday’s race.

Their friend Elle died in January after a long battle with the CF and undergoing a double lung transplant.

Now the six girls – ‘Elle’s Stars’ – are taking part in her memory.

Serena Wilson, Community Development & Fundraising Manager for CF Trust, will be cheering the girls on.

She said she is very proud of their effort and looks forward to hearing of their success.

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Elle Morris

Now in its second year, the Cheshire Kids Duathlon takes place on Barony Park and will see hundreds of children taking on the challenge of run, bike, run, in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

The following day, May 20, sees the Cheshire Triathlon taking place with more than 900 participants.

Cheshire Triathlon spokeswoman Zoe Steenson said: “UK Triathlon Events is all about promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging all abilities and ages to do what they can and exercise.

“Many entrants are first timers and include both individuals and relay teams, with some fundraising and others just taking part for the fun of it.

“When we hear stories like this, we totally understand people want to shout loud and raise awareness for better care, services and research for people with various conditions.

“And this is an accessible way for people to be heard, raise vital funds and have fun at the same time.”

With a choice of distances for 5 to 16 year olds, the duathlon starts at 12pm on Saturday and will see ‘Elle’s Stars’ (ages 11-14) take on the silver challenge of a 500m run, 4km cycle and 2000m run.

Locals are encouraged to head to Barony Park to cheer on all the youngsters taking part.

All those who cross the finish line will receive an all-important finishers medal.

(Pic, l to r: Jess Manning, Isla Egan, Grace Lewis and Mia Hodkinson)

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