MORE than 750 runners joined forces against heart disease at the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual Wyre Forest Trail Run.

The run, which took place on Sunday, started and finished at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre.

It saw runners cover either 5km or 10km through the forest to raise urgently needed funds for the heart charity.

BHF event organiser Helen Wright said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part, everyone who supported our runners and all of our volunteers.

"Coronary heart disease is not beaten yet, it remains the single biggest killer in the UK and it’s because of your support, that we are able to continue our fight to find a cure.”

The BHF hopes to raise £30,000 from the Wyre Forest Trail Run to help fund research to help babies born with heart defects to the millions of adults affected by heart disease. Coronary heart disease is responsible for nearly 80,000 deaths a year which is more than 200 people a day.

Over the last two years, Wyre Forest runners have raised more than £22,000 for the charity.

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