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1,500 race round Tower of London’s moat for British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 09:36 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:36 22 May 2017

Fun run in Tower of London moat for British heart Foundation research. Picture: BRAD INGLIS

Fun run in Tower of London moat for British heart Foundation research. Picture: BRAD INGLIS

Brad Inglis

Hundreds of volunteers filled the moat of the Tower of London for the British Heart Foundation’s annual fundraiser.

Beefeater shows runners The Tower sites after their exhausting fun run in the moat. Picture: BRAD INGLISBeefeater shows runners The Tower sites after their exhausting fun run in the moat. Picture: BRAD INGLIS

More than 1,500 took part in the 10k circular run, now in its 39th year, to raise funds for the charity’s research against heart and circulatory disease.

They raised £77,000 so far, helping to fund research towards a better understanding of how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory disease which currently affects seven million people in the UK.

“We wouldn’t be able to fund research without these inspiring runners,” event organiser Hayley Reynolds said. “We have broken new ground in research with new treatments that have transformed the lives of millions of people.

“It was incredible seeing so many people take on a tough challenge and unite in the fight against heart disease, especially in such weather conditions.”

Around 700,000 people in London are living with heart and circulatory disease, British Heart Foundation points out. Money from sponsorship is still coming in, but organisers are confident it will reach £97,000.


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