Commonwealth Champion turns BHF Running Champion

10 September 2013        

Louise Hazel running champion

We are pleased to announce that Commonwealth Heptathlon Champion, Louise Hazel, is the latest sporting star to show her support for our events and get behind the fight against heart disease.

Louise has accepted a role as our first Running Champion and will be motivating people up and down the country to sign up and line up for a BHF run, whether it's a Winter WarmerLondon Run or one of our Half Marathons.

The 27-year old from Cambridgeshire who announced her retirement from the sport last week, accepted the role after losing her father to heart disease at just 50 years old.

Louise says: “I’m really proud to be supporting the BHF as their first Running Champion. Having experienced first-hand what it is like to lose a loved one to heart disease I know too well how it devastates lives and how important it is that we all get behind the fight to put an end to the suffering it causes.”

Louise will be heading up Team Hazel in next month’s Blenheim Palace 10k run. Running alongside her will be Gemma Atkinson, opera singer Natalie Coyle, Femi Oyeniran and Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, amongst others.

To sponsor Team Hazel visit their JustGiving page. Or, find out how you can take part in one of our runs and join the fight today.