LEDBURY'S Justine Lee will race to save lives when she takes part in the Great North Run on behalf of the Meningitis Research Foundation - a cause close to her heart.

It will be the third time Justine has joined the athletes in the Newcastle half marathon and after running five miles a week, she is confident of setting a record time on Sunday. Having suffered from meningitis as a child, Justine is keen to support the research group.

"I want to help Meningitis Research Foundation raise awareness of these devastating diseases," she added.

To sponsor Justine contact Sara Parish at the Meningitis Foundation on 01454 280415.