Race towards helping a heart appeal

APPEAL: Derek Spence, chair of the Bawtry and Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation and Julian Moorhouse, founder of Metres to Miles are encouraging runners to raise vital funds for research into mending broken hearts.
APPEAL: Derek Spence, chair of the Bawtry and Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation and Julian Moorhouse, founder of Metres to Miles are encouraging runners to raise vital funds for research into mending broken hearts.

RUNNERS are being encouraged to raise money for heart research when they take part in a 10k race through the borough.

Event organisers Metres to Miles have teamed up with the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal which aims to raise funds to hold groundbreaking research.

Entrants in the ‘Brooks Run Doncaster 10k’ spring-time event are being asked to use their sponsorship for such research which could provide vital clues as to how the human heart could be repaired.

Derek Spence, chairman of the Bawtry and Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation, said: “We are looking for anyone already planning to run the Doncaster 10k to use it as an opportunity to fundraise for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal and help us to save lives.”

Julian Moorhouse, founder of Metres to Miles, added: “We are delighted to be supporting this research and will be making information about the appeal available to runners as they register with us.”

The 10k road race is the latest event to be added to the region’s racing calendar which will include a commercial challenge as well as a shorter community fun run alongside the main race on Sunday, May 13.

Anyone interested in registering for the race can do so by logging on to www.metrestomiles.co.uk

Runners who have already registered for the race who would like to support the appeal, can request information and sponsor forms from Metres to Miles.

For more information about the appeal, visit www.bhf.org.uk/mbh