dad and daughter to run marathon together

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 25 August 2010

A STUDENT is running a marathon with her dad keeping the promise she made to him ten years ago.

A STUDENT is running a marathon with her dad keeping the promise she made to him ten years ago.

Kelly Mills, 21, from Sidcup, will be running the Edinburgh marathon in May with her 50-year-old dad in a bid to raise money for a trip to Zambia to teach sport and HIV awareness to children.

The Loughborough University student is also running the Brighton half-marathon in February and the Hastings half-marathon the month before as part of her bid to fund the £1,500 three-month trip.

The former county netballer said: "When I was ten or 11 my dad worked out he would be 50 when I was 21 and I promised we would do a marathon together then.

"I am really excited about going to Zambia but really apprehensive because I think it will be a challenging experience.

"I am excited to put myself outside of my comfort zone so I will learn something new about myself.

"The last time I ran a half-marathon was three years ago and I promised myself not to do it again.

"It was just too hard.

"But this marathon is different because I am doing it with my dad and for a cause so there is no way I am not going to finish it - even if I have to crawl it."

n Visit to sponsor Miss Mills.

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