Hundreds descend on Hampstead Heath for Highgate fun run
Hundreds of runners descended on Hampstead Heath this weekend to raise more than �7,000 for elderly care at the Whittington Hospital.
Joggers of all ages sped along the Heath’s paths, weaving in and out of strollers, during the Virgin Active Highgate 5km run on Sunday (September 25).
For the second year running Highgate Harrier Duncan Burbidge crossed the line first in 16 minutes 59 seconds.
He was followed by Nick Bland and Ademar Nascimento in second and third place.
Instructors from Virgin Active gyms in Holloway Road and Crouch End helped the crowds to warm-up with a quick step class and were also on hand to stretch the legs of tired runners after they crossed the line.
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Former Stars In Their Eyes presenter Matthew Kelly - who “hates running” and isn’t “too keen on fun either” - sounded the hooter as the runners charged off.
Ham&High reporter Josh Pettitt finished the course in 22 minutes.
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To donate money to the Whittington’s Care for Older People appeal visit www.justgiving.com/HamandHigh