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Hartlepool Mayor described Miles for Men event as ‘very emotional’

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AROUND 900 courageous men and boys took part in the Hartlepool’s Miles for Men 5K run to raise money for cancer research.

Hartlepool’s Mayor, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher ran in memory of his partner Christopher’s mum who had died due to cancer.

Mr Akers-Belcher said: ”I’m not the most fittest person in the world, but it was good to support charity and add a little bit of physical contribution.

“As I was running, I was thinking about the people who have fallen to the illness, as well as those who are still fighting.

“It was a very emotional day.”

The event has raised more than £84,500 since its launch.

 

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