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Table tennis star takes on half marathon

Leamington Editorial 10th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COMMONWEALTH Games bronze medallist Kelly Sibley will be relying on her running shoes rather than her table tennis bat this autumn.

The 26-year-old from Leamington will be taking on the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, alongside her team-mates and family, on Sunday October 19 – for a cause close to her heart.

She will be running as part of RunTeamFlo, which she assembled to raise funds for Cancer Research UK after her three-year-old niece Flo was diagnosed with Leukaemia in March.

Kelly said: “When we found out that Flo was diagnosed with Leukaemia it was like a knife through the heart; we were all absolutely devastated.

“RunTeamFlo is a cohort of my amazing family and supportive team-mates, who have come together to raise funds and help fight this awful disease.”

Kelly is currently England’s number 2 female table tennis player, and although her fitness levels are at peak condition from recent intense training schedules, her running sessions have lapsed following the Glasgow games.

Kelly added: “There are currently ten members of RunTeamFlo including my England team-mates Joanna Drinkhall and Hannah Hicks.

“We have no specific time for the run; our aim is to support each other through the 13.1 miles and finish as a team.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/RunTeamFlo to support Kelly and her team with a donation.

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