CRUTCHES will have to be pressed into service when determined fundraiser Sue Wheeler tackles a sponsored race this summer.
There is no way the 58-year-old from Leonard Stanley is going to miss The Door Youth Project's Race4All even if she will be recovering from surgery.
Sue is due to undergo her second knee replacement op on May 7, only a month before the five kilometre run on Minchinhampton Common on June 9.
Arthritis sufferer Sue is already on crutches after surgery on her spine at the start of the year.
"I'm aiming for one lap of the Race4All, hopefully 2.5K, with my son on one side and my husband on the other and, hopefully, a chair at hand too," she said.
Sue was no newcomer to fundraising for The Door, its chief executive Brendan Conboy said.
"Previously, she raised hundreds of pounds in sponsorship in the 11 Miles of Madness walk, again with a dodgy knee," he said.
"She is so dedicated to helping young people. This type of enthusiasm and commitment is so infectious we're sure she will be an inspiration to others to take part."
More runners can still register for the Race4All, for which Stroud Life is the main media partner, before June 2 by visiting race4all.co.uk.