Veggie Runners get set for the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2016

hoto credit is Simon K Allen Photography - http://www.simon-k-allen.smugmug.com/

Just a note on names - mine's Dr Jayne Rodgers and Bibi is Bibi Rodgers Hunt.

hoto credit is Simon K Allen Photography - http://www.simon-k-allen.smugmug.com/ Just a note on names - mine's Dr Jayne Rodgers and Bibi is Bibi Rodgers Hunt.

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A MOTHER and daughter are putting their relationship to the test and racing each other in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2016.

Jayne Rodgers and Bibi Rodgers Hunt, who are behind the award-winning food and fitness blog Veggie Runners, will compete against each other on the fast 10K course in November.

It is not the first time they have done the YEP-backed event and both recorded personal bests there in 2014 and are looking forward to the challenge.

Mum Jayne, from Leeds, said: “We like it because it’s local and it is well organised. It is flat and fast and so it’s good for runners and people who are new to running.

“We like Age UK as well and like what they do. We will race each other. I won last time, but there is no guarantee.”

They started their blog in the summer of 2012, when Jayne ran the 96-mile West Highland Way and couldn’t find much information about how to do it on a veggie diet.

Over the years, they had built up a lot of fantastic recipes and run experience and decided to create the blog to share them.

They no longer train together as Bibi doesn’t live nearby but the Abbey Dash will be extra special because she will be coming back home.

Jayne added: “It means we can go home afterwards and have brunch together. “

The dash will see 12,000 runners take to the streets of Leeds on November 6, putting their best foot forward for the fundraiser to support vulnerable older people.

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For any enquiries about the event or support with fundraising, email 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call 0800 169 87 87.

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