Age no barrier for four brothers taking part in York 10K

The Sheppard brothers who are all planning to take part in the York 10K

The Sheppard brothers who are all planning to take part in the York 10K

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FOUR brothers with a combined age of 275 are planning to take part in the race this Sunday.

Pensioners David, Peter Ray and Richard Sheppard - aged between 66 and 73 - have signed up for the York 10K to celebrate eldest brother David’s successful battle against cancer.

They are getting together to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which supports cancer and children’s charities.

Ray, from Cheshire, said David, from Bradford, had lost the sight in one eye because of the cancer but had beaten the illness.

“Hopefully David’s experience will be an inspiration to other people," he said.

“Although we weren’t runners during our childhood, we got into the sport later in life and we have run together before. We are looking forward to the event and hope to raise funds for some really good causes.”

To support the brothers go to www.justgiving.com/TheSheppardBrothers.

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11:42am Sat 2 Aug 14

TimShep says...

Although Ray lives in Cheshire, the brothers are Leeds born and bred!

Great deserving cause, hope you hit that target - we'll be there supporting you 'Great Old Dukes of York' for the day!
Although Ray lives in Cheshire, the brothers are Leeds born and bred! Great deserving cause, hope you hit that target - we'll be there supporting you 'Great Old Dukes of York' for the day! TimShep
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