Star to start the Underwood Run

A local star is to officially start the Underwood Run this weekend.

Alex Brewer, a former marine from Sutton in Ashfield and a member of Sutton Harriers, will be starting The Underwood 10km and 4km runs this Sunday.

Alex, who will be running the 4km race, had to have a leg amputated in 2011 after stepping on an explosive device in Afganistan.

The Underwood Run is in its 27th year and has raised over £50,000 for hundreds of charities since the first race.

The children at Underwood Primary School are raising money for a variety of charities including Asthma UK.