Papworth Doctor Encourages Readers to Get Running!

Dr Sarah Clarke, a leading Consultant Cardiologist from Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, is encouraging readers to get running to improve their heart health and support Papworth Hospital Charity.

Heart disease remains the biggest killer in the UK. It is estimated that 3.5 million men and 3.5 million women in the UK are currently living with cardiovascular disease. 

Dr Sarah Clarke explains that maintaining a healthy heart doesn’t need to be difficult: “Individuals can take five easy steps that are as simple as eating a healthy diet, avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol intake, exercising regularly and managing stress.   “Chariots of Fire provides the perfect opportunity to increase physical activity whilst raising much needed funds for a local cause.” She added: “Physical exercise reduces your risk of heart disease - reducing your weight, your cholesterol and blood pressure. It also improves your mood so you can look good and feel good too!” All funds raised at the Chariots of Fire race will be used to support a pioneering and life-saving transplant programme at Papworth Hospital. 

Teams of six are encouraged to enter on Sunday 18th September. Each runner will follow a picturesque and unique 1.7-mile route through some of Cambridge’s historic city centre and beautiful colleges, over the Cam and along the Backs, before passing on the baton to the next runner at Queens’ Green. Team registrations close on Wednesday 14th September at 5.00pm or earlier if registrations reach 380 teams.