Sister pays poignant marathon tribute to her beloved brother

Jack Hutton-Potts and his sister Anna Miller at her wedding in 2009
Jack Hutton-Potts and his sister Anna Miller at her wedding in 2009
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IT will be an emotional 26 miles for Anna Miller as she takes part in the marathon her brother wanted to run.

The 31-year-old will pay a poignant tribute to her brother Jack Hutton-Potts by running the Brighton Marathon on Sunday.

Jack, a biomedical science student from Petersfield, was planning to take part in the marathon alongside his girlfriend Kirsty.

But his life was tragically taken when the 23-year-old died in a climbing accident in Anglesey, Wales, last June.

His former teacher Vaughan Holme, of Christ’s Hospital School in West Sussex, was also killed.

Anna, who lives in Hindhead and works in London for a magazine, told The News: ‘Jack was supposed to be running with his girlfriend.

‘It was to prepare him for doing an Ironman – he was a bit of a sports nutter.

‘I agreed to run to support her, along with some of his friends as well. We decided pretty soon after the funeral.

‘It’s not something I’d normally do and I have been training a lot.

‘I was hoping to do under the four-hour time because Jack would have whizzed round.

‘With my knees being a bit dodgy, getting round is the important thing.’

Anna’s husband Richard, 32, will cycle from the South Downs Sustainability Centre, near Clanfield, where Jack is buried, on Saturday.

His 70-mile ride will take him to Brighton – a symbol of Jack’s journey.

Anna has raised around £900 so far for Equality Now, which aims to end discrimination and violence against women around the world.

Jack’s father David Hutton-Potts, 61, from Petersfield, said his son was passionate about equality after forever being grateful for the education he got after winning a scholarship to a prestigious school.

David will be at the finish line for Anna. He added: ‘It’s a lovely tribute to Jack.’