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Leek runner Anthony Bethell forced to quit race

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

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RUNNER Anthony Bethell had to pull out of a 268-mile charity race after falling over and badly hurting himself.

Anthony, from Leek, planned to complete the Montane Spine Race through the Pennines and the Peak District in a bid to raise £1,072 for Mind, a mental health charity which has helped his mother. He said: "It started to rain but as competitors climbed up in the hills at higher altitude this turned to snow. On the descent from Torside Clough I sustained a very bad fall due to the ice and snow under foot."

After banging his hip on a rock Anthony eventually admitted defeat. He said: "It's my intention once I am fit enough to run again. I will go back onto the Pennine Way and complete the course to honour my sponsorships."

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