On Saturday 5 October ELLE is running 5k with Olympic Athlete Louise Hazel in Hyde Park (read: trying to keep up with).
Louise is an Olympic Heptathlete and Commonwealth gold medalist. She also has her own fitness business The Podium Effect and is the British Health Foundation’s Running Champion. One busy lady.
‘Heart disease can affect anyone and strike when you least expect it,’ says Louise. ‘I should know; I lost my father at just 50 years old. This is why I’m lending my support to the BHF’s running series.’
The run on 5 October has filled up, but the BHF plays host to races annually of distances from 5k up to half marathons, like the one at Blenheim Palace, so there are plenty of opportunities to sign up and run for a good cause.
‘It is money raised from events such as these that is helping to find the vital treatments that are transforming the fight against heart disease and making a difference to the millions of adults and children affected by it,’ adds Louise.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, claiming around 73,000 lives a year - that’s an average of 200 people every day. It also kills nearly three times more women than breast cancer, which is a little known fact.
If you’re in Hyde Park on the morning of 5 October look out for us, and if you want to donate to this worthwhile cause, or sign-up for a race head to the BHF website here…