Runners remember Sarah Hammond at memorial fun run
PUBLISHED: 11:47 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:10 16 April 2018
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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.
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.”
She added: “We had 180 runners who came from all over. It was absolutely brilliant.”