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Inverness woman crosses the finish line at the Virgin Money London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation

By Imogen James

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Kirsty Brook (26), from Inverness, took part in the London Marathon on October 3 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). She raised £2200 for the charity.

Brook was due to take part in 2020, however could not due to coronavirus putting a halt to the event.

Brook was one of the 350 runners for BHF. She chose this charity after her father suffered a heart attack in February 2019.

On running the marathon, Brook said: "The atmosphere on the day was electric and I want to say thank you to all the amazing people on the side lines cheering me on, they really inspire you to keep going and put a smile on your face.

"Knowing that the money I have raised will help the British Heart Foundation raise vital funds for life saving research for people in the Scotland living with heart and circulatory diseases was also a huge motivator.”

Kirsty with her medal.
Kirsty with her medal.

The BHF struggled in the lockdown to maintain the funds they need to continue their efforts. The marathon raised a total of £911,000 for the charity.

Lizzie Moscardini, events manager at the BHF, added: “It’s fantastic to see Kirsty’s determination and courage in helping the British Heart Foundation raise life saving funds for people living with heart and circulatory diseases. "

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