Take on 'MyMarathon' Challenge
This year, the British Heart Foundation launched a brand new fundraising campaign called MyMarathon, challenging the nation to put their best foot forward and run a marathon over a month to help raise money for life saving research.
With MyMarathon you can complete the 26.2-mile challenge in your own time, whether it's over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks - you decide the place and you decide the pace. It's a great way to get active and join the fight against heart disease.
Christopher Allen, our Senior Cardiac Nurse, said: "These statistics are concerning, and paint a worrying picture about the nation's fitness levels. Heart disease can affect anyone at any age, but keeping physically active is one of the best ways to help build a strong and healthy heart so we shouldn't ignore the benefits.
"Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with the MyMarathon challenge you decide the place and the pace, so it's a great way for people of all fitness levels to get active and help support our vital research. Now everyone can say they've run a marathon this September!"
Conquer 26.2 miles this September and raise money for life saving heart research. Whether you clock-up the miles in a few days, over a couple of weeks or throughout the whole month - you decide the pace and you decide the place.
Already completed MyMarathon in May? Amazing! Now's your chance to go faster or further and beat your personal best. If you didn't make it to the finish line in May, then Second-Chance September is here!
CVD is one of the main causes of premature death in the UK (death before age 75). 28% of premature deaths in men and 19% of premature deaths in women were from CVD in 2012.