A HILLINGDON woman was one of 350 British Heart Foundation Champions who tackled the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for life-saving research.   

Louise Brown, 44, raised £2,300. She ran it for the first time following her dad Ray’s health scare four years ago, when he was admitted to hospital with an irregular heartbeat.

He has since had both a pacemaker and a defibrillator fitted, and Louise credits the BHF with helping to save his life and giving their family extra years together. 

After finishing in 4hr 16 min, she said: “It’s been a long wait to get to the start line and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and the money I’ve raised.”  

To sign up to run for the BHF in next year’s event, visit  www.bhf.org.uk/londonmarathon2022