Zoe gears up for charity run in honour of mum

The unexpected death of her mum from a heart problem has prompted Dronfield woman Zoe Horsfall to run the Great North Run to raise cash for charity close to her heart.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 9:30 am

Zoe,32, who has been running shorter distances for a few years to keep herself fit and healthy, has always wanted to run the Great North Run but felt the time has never been right.

She was inspired to run by her mum, Judith Horsfall, who died unexpectedly in June 2014 aged 59 from an undiagnosed heart problem.

Her grandfather also experienced heart problems a few years prior to her mum’s death, which has spurred Zoe on to raise funds for Heart Research UK.

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Zoe has already had a great response from her family and friends, who have all supported her decision to raise money for the charity.

She said: “I’m doing this run for my mum.

“I feel inspired that I can help people in a similar position to my family, and raising money can help fund research into heart disease and help people affected by heart disease.”

Zoe is hoping to raise more than£350 for the charity. To sponsor her you can visit: www.justgiving.com/ZoeHorsfall1.