Indi Sets Her Sights on Her 1st Medal

As the UK’s elite athletes start their quest for medals in Rio this weekend, one little girl from Northallerton is thrilled to be starting her own quest for her first running medal.

4 year old Indi Calvert, has watched her Dad Andrew, compete in many events including major runs, triathlons and Ironman competitions. After every event Andrew gives his event medal to Indi which she loves, but she wants to win a medal of her own. 

Indi’s mum Katy said: “Indi wanted to do a run to be like her Daddy doing all his races. So we said when she was old enough she could. She wanted to help Butterwick Hospice as I work there as a Complementary Therapist and she has met some of the patients before.”

Indi has entered the York Mini Run which takes place this Sunday, 7th August. Her Dad will also take on the 1.5k course as he accompanies his daughter in her first running medal attempt.

Katy said: “Indi is very excited to be running her first official race and can’t wait to win a medal of her own. She wanted to raise funds for the Hospice because she has visited before and wanted to help look after the patients. She's already raised a fab £280!”

"She has been training hard with her Dad and is really looking forward to her first big run."

Jackie Firth, Communications Manager at Butterwick Hospice said: “We are all very proud of Indi and wish her all the luck in the world in her first big race.”

“We know she has been training hard with her Dad so it should all go very smoothly for her and we look forward to congratulating her on winning her medal when she visits the hospice to share her achievements and show our patients, staff and volunteers her medal.”

“It would give Indi lots of confidence if people were to show their support by sponsoring her big challenge.

Please go to  to add your message of support and help her achieve her fundraising goal.”

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