A womaN will wear the Number One running vest with pride when she tackles a run in memory of her late brother.
Marie Hart, 56, will bear the coveted number in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon with sadness after losing her beloved ‘little brother’ David Hart in a motorcycling accident at Easter.
David, who was 40 when he died, had been planning to run the race as his first half marathon and had only taken up running in January.
Marie, who is a member of Horsforth Harriers running club, said: “When David decided he was going to take part in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon he asked me and my eldest son Alan to take part with him. Regretfully we both said no.
“David pestered me to give it a go and said ‘think of the fantastic views running over the Humber Bridge, come on sis it’ll be great’ but as I’m really scared of heights there was no way I was going to do it.”
After David’s death, Alan and Marie registered to take part in the run and will raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA), a charity David supported throughout his life.
Marie, an office admin worker, said: “It will be a very emotional day for us running it and for the rest of our family who are coming to support us. Knowing David would have actually been running it and how much he wanted to run over the Humber Bridge makes it very poignant for us. David’s motto in life was ‘live life to the fullest’ and that’s what we will always endeavour to do in his name.”
The half marathon takes place on June 28.