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Longleat half marathon attracts 750 runners

By jspiteri  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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More than 750 runners took to the Wiltshire countryside for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) second annual Longleat Half Marathon in a united front against coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer.

The Longleat Half Marathon supported by Santander, started and finished in the historic grounds of Longleat House and saw runners cover 13.1 miles through the beautiful grounds of the Longleat estate and surrounding countryside to raise urgently needed funds for the nation’s heart charity.

BHF Event Organiser Andy Coles said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part, everyone who supported our runners and all of our volunteers. We’ve had record numbers take part here at Longleat this year and with the sun shining brightly, there was a great atmosphere out on the course too.

“Coronary heart disease is not beaten yet – it remains the single biggest killer in the UK and it’s because of your support, that we are able to continue our fight to find a cure.”

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The BHF hopes to raise £50,000 from the Longleat Half Marathon to help fund essential research which could create a better future for so many - from babies born with heart defects, to the millions of adults affected by heart disease. Coronary heart disease is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths each year; that’s over 200 people dying every single day.

Join the fight today and visit bhf.org.uk/events or call the team on 0845 130 8663 to register for a BHF event. Alternatively, you can email the events team on events@bhf.org.uk

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