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Runners remember Sarah Hammond at memorial fun run

PUBLISHED: 11:47 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:10 16 April 2018

Annual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

Annual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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Friends and family of a young woman killed after being hit by a car have remembered her with an annual fun run held in her honour.

Annual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago.  Marie Hammond with Simon Petts from Barts charity. Photo by Ellie HoskinsAnnual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago. Marie Hammond with Simon Petts from Barts charity. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

The Sarah Hammond memorial fun run took place at Newham Leisure Centre, where Sarah, 24, worked for seven years before her death in August 1997.

She was a keen runner who represented Newham and Essex Beagles in the 800m, and she and her boyfriend Andrew Clark were founders of East End Road Runners, based at the leisure centre.

Sunday’s event, which was the 21st to be held,also saw Sarah’s mum Marie Hammond present a cheque for £85,000 to Barts Charity for its cancer care centre.

Sarah’s sister, Suzanne Sharp, said: “My mother has collected all this money over 20 years. We are so proud of her remembering her daughter in this way.”

Annual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago. The family of Sarah - Marie Hammond, Suzanne Sharpe, Tony Hammond, Jackie Hammond, Georgia Hammond and Max Sharpe. Photo by Ellie HoskinsAnnual memorial fun run at Newham Leisure Centre in memory of Sarah Hammond who was killed in an accident twenty years ago. The family of Sarah - Marie Hammond, Suzanne Sharpe, Tony Hammond, Jackie Hammond, Georgia Hammond and Max Sharpe. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

She added: “We had 180 runners who came from all over. It was absolutely brilliant.”

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