Mum-of-four takes on 10k in memory of her late mother

Andrea Conway of Billingham.
Andrea Conway of Billingham.

A mum-of-four has inspired her family to take on this year’s Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k run in memory of her late mother.

Andrea Conway, 39, of Billingham, is running in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support along with her younger sister and 15-year-old son.

She chose the charity in memory of her mother Ann Pugh, who died from cancer in 2009 aged 52.

And the event takes place on Saturday, September 8, which is also the day Andrea turns 40.

Ann bravely fought breast cancer and at one stage received the five-year all clear, but unfortunately when Andrea was pregnant with her now nine-year-old daughter, the cancer came back in her spine.

“I feel great about signing up for the race and thought it would be good to do it on my 40th birthday in memory of my mam,” said Andrea.

“I saw the run advertised and booked my place as soon as I could.

“I then contacted my younger sister and asked her if she would like to run it with me.

“She agreed.

“My mam will be very proud of what we have achieved in regards to fitness, our work, marriages and the eight beautiful grandchildren she has between my brother, sister and myself.”

She added: “I am hoping that my 15-year-old-son is going to join me, although we return from a two week all-inclusive holiday in Turkey the day before the race!”

Those wanting to find out more about the run and how to sign up for it can visit www.greatrun.org/great-tees-10k