Lee Hills is running the London Landmarks Half Marathon in memory of his wife, Abby

Last summer, Abby Hills collapsed mid-run and died. She was just 30 years old. We spoke to her husband, Lee, to find out how pulling on his trainers and pounding the streets has helped him to cope

Sudden death is always a shock. But for Lee, 32, losing his best friend and partner of 12 years at such a young age compounded his grief. ‘When the doctor came back in to let me know that it had been unsuccessful and that she was dead, that was hard. But it was the next morning that was the worst – when I had to explain to my two-and-a-half-year-old that mummy wasn’t coming home.’

Less than a year later, Lee’s emotional wounds are still raw – but he’s determined to channel his grief and pain into something positive. That’s why he’s running the London Landmarks Half Marathon on the 2nd April – raising money for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

Lee is running the London Landmarks Half Marathon to raise money for CRY. If you’d like to sponsor him, visit justgiving.com. For further information visit llhm.co.uk.

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