He asked brother Des to join him on the run, and again, Des was only happy to help out, “I thought it was my duty as his brother and a regular runner to make sure he knew what he was doing!”
“There was no way out of it once Des got involved!” Andy said.
A Google search brought up the virtual Great North Run, which they will complete around Derwent Valley on Sunday 13 September and have already exceeded their fundraising target, with over £2,000 raised for their favourite cause to date.
Jenna was diagnosed with end stage renal failure in 2005 when she was at Sheffield Hallam University studying English. She had to drop out as a result but went on to train and work in the hospitality and catering industry as a chef.
“I started to feel tired, lethargic and lost weight but it wasn’t particularly drastic – just came on gradually. I thought I was just stressed going into my final year. It was a general feeling of awfulness.”
In 2006 she had a transplant which went well for nine years until 2015.