Miranda Hart surprises fans at Hampstead Heath Red Nose Gallopathon

Miranda Hart gets in the horsey spirit for the Gallopathon

Miranda Hart gets in the horsey spirit for the Gallopathon - Credit: Archant

Comedian Miranda Hart joined hundreds of her fans taking part in a ‘gallop’ around Hampstead Heath to raise money for Comic Relief.

Special guest Miranda Hart with organiser Emily Turnham and competitors at the 2015 Gallopathon in a

Special guest Miranda Hart with organiser Emily Turnham and competitors at the 2015 Gallopathon in aid of Comic Relief at Gospel Oak running track on 06.03.15. - Credit: Archant

The star of her own sitcom, Miranda, was on hand to start off and commentate on the event at the Parliament Hill Athletics track at 1pm on Sunday.

The Gallopathon, which was organised by Miranda superfan Emily Turnham, kicked off a series of 30 Nationwide events for Red Nose day and raised £10,000 in sponsorship.

Director Richard Curtis also joined the Hampstead gallopers.

Miranda said during the race: “What I love is that all the younger fans of my sitcom have got behind Red Nose Day. They are really genuinely passionate about it. They get the cause and they understand that every penny they raise will change a life...that’s so wow it makes me want to cry. This is a great day”

Organiser Emily Turnham explained: “I absolutely love Miranda and was inspired to get like-minded fans together to gallop”

This year’s Red Nose Day will take place on Friday.