Runners set a good pace in the tribute event to Alice

Alice's Run gets under way

Alice's Run gets under way

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Hundreds of runners and walkers took to the streets of Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge for charity in memory of Alice Redmond.

More than 150 people, some in fancy dress, pounded through the 10km race around the Calder Valley in Alice’s Run to raise money for the Leeds-based national charity Epilpesy Action.

Alice's Run for Epilepsy Action at Brearley Fields, Mytholmroyd.

Alice's Run for Epilepsy Action at Brearley Fields, Mytholmroyd.

The run, which started at Brearley Fields, Mytholmroyd, took place for the ninth time in memory of Alice, who died in a tragic accident in 2005.

As well as the main event, a 1km fun run saw youngsters do their bit to boost the total.

Alice, of Hebden Bridge, had spent her Leeds Metropolitan University student placement year working at Epilepsy Action.

Phillipa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action, said: “We are hugely grateful to everyone who has supported Alice’s Run.

“Since it began in 2006, the event has raised more than £55,000 in memory of Alice.

“The run has been a great tribute to a much loved and respected member of the Epilepsy Action team. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part or helped out on the day. The money raised from this event will make a huge difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy.”

Next year will be the tenth and final run to support the charity, said Phillipa.

“The 2015 race will be the final Alice’s Run. However, we are looking forward to celebrating Alice’s legacy in new and exciting ways in the future. We are inviting anyone that has ever participated in the race to come and join us next year to make the final run the biggest and best yet.”

This year Rob James sprinted to the finish line to place first with a running time of 37 minutes and 23 seconds, while Sarah Aylmer of the Stockport Harriers won in the women’s category for the second year in a row with a time of 49 minutes and 39 seconds.

Epilepsy affects around one in 100 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed every day.

For full race results, visit epilepsy.org.uk.