Ten years ago in 2001 Sophies mum Beverly was diagnosed and succesfully treated for breast cancer. Sophie was only 5yrs old at the time. Sophie to say thank you entered the Race for Life. And in 2002 she ran the 5k race and came in as the fastest child. She entered the next Race for Life in 2003 and at 7yr old won the race. When interviewed by the local media she stated she ran for 'her mum'. Her drive to succeed was taken to another level when at aged 11 she broke her ankle whilst racing. X-ray examination showed that was not the only injury he had suffered as there was evidence of a previous broken bone in her foot, she brushed that off with a ' It was not as bad as mums treatment'. Whilst her foot was in plaster, Sophie still took part in the schools sports day wining the throwing competition despite the broken ankle. She even took part in indoor climbing sessions with her foot in plaster to show others that nothing should stop them from tryng their best. Sophie is now a talented athlete taking part in many races across the country. She has future Olympic potential, but more important than that she has realised that to win you have to give everything you have. At her local athletics club she helps and encourages younger children, at school she is working with children from junior schools in their PE lessons to motivate and encourage them to try sport. To let Sophie carry the torch would be a hugh honour and would inspire her to keep motivated.