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

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.

Miles for Men event at Seaton Carew

Miles for Men event at Seaton Carew

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.