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Pictures: Sarah Hammond Memorial Fun Run

PUBLISHED: 14:01 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 14:01 20 April 2015

Runners take part in the Sarah Hammond Memorial Fun Run

Runners take part in the Sarah Hammond Memorial Fun Run

Marie Hammond

Runners of all ages turned out at the Terence McMillan Stadium in memory of a young athlete who died in an accident nearly 20 years ago.

Marie Hammond (centre) with some of the participantsMarie Hammond (centre) with some of the participants

Around 120 people took part in the Sarah Hammond Memorial Fun Run, which was organised by family and friends as a way to remember the 24-year-old and raise money in her name.

Sarah’s mother Marie said that she hoped to raise £2,000 for Barts Charity, which supports research and equipment for the hospitals within Barts Health NHS Trust.

Marie added: “There were lots of children and families, which was great to see.”

She presented the fastest finishers in each category with a prize, while everyone that crossed the finish line was handed a medal for participating.

Marie presents a young winner with her prizeMarie presents a young winner with her prize

The fun run, now in its 18th year, is a five kilometre run around the stadium, attached to Newham Leisure Centre where Sarah worked.

She was a founder member of the East End Road Runners club and competed for Newham and Essex Beagles for several years before her death in August 1997.

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/sarahsfunrun

Participants warm up on the starting lineParticipants warm up on the starting line

Ready, set...go!Ready, set...go!

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