Annual race in memory of Amy

7th October 2018

It’s been more than 17 years since Lucy Hancock from Bridgend tragically lost her 16-year-old sister Amy to meningococcal meningitis

Lucy Hancock Cardiff Half Marathon blog

To honour her memory, Lucy has decided to run in the Cardiff Half Marathon every year.

“My sister died at the age of 16 from meningitis after displaying symptoms of cold and flu. It was a very short illness and a huge shock to the entire family. I don’t think it will ever be something that any of my family will get over."

“In March 2016 I took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise awareness in what would have been the month of her 30th birthday. I have run the Cardiff Half ever since and will be again this year. I took up running in October 2015 and my twin sister signed me up for the Cardiff Half Marathon in the March after I said I was thinking about doing it. Knowing that I was running in Amy’s memory kept me training and I did it!"

“My plan is to run Cardiff Half Marathon for as long as I am able to in her memory.”