13 events in 13 days endurance challenge in memory of Emma Broad

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Mark Atherton, director of hockey at London Wayfarers HC, is undertaking a 13-day running challenge in memory of Emma Broad, who was a young, talented England hockey player.

Atherton is currently attempting to run 13 half marathons in as many days to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Emma sadly died in her sleep 13 years ago this week. The 16-year-old played for Surbiton HC and was a member of the England U16 team who had recently competed in the Easter 4 Nations tournament shortly before her death in 2011.

Atherton’s 13 in 13 Challenge aims to raise awareness of the potentially life-threatening heart conditions that apparently fit and healthy young people may have.

As well as CRY, whose vision is to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.