The organisers of this year’s 4 Trigs Challenge run have thanked all those who took part, helping to raise more than £2,200 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

The 26km race, held on Sunday, February 4, involved 104 runners and was started off by Olympian Jo Pavey as guest of honour.

The money raised from the event will help CRY to pay for potentially life-saving cardiac screenings for young people aged 14 to 35, who could have an undiagnosed heart condition.

Locally the fundraising for CRY is channelled through the Jonathan Hayman Memorial Fund, set up by Marion and Robert Hayman after their son Jon died aged just 27 from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2013.

Marion, who organises the 4 Trigs, said: “We were delighted that Jo Pavey was able to start the 4 Trigs Challenge this year and would like to thank her for doing so. This is the second time that Jo has started the event. She is always keen to support the local runners and to learn more about the CRY charity and give her support.”

Marion has also thanked all the sponsors, volunteers and other supporters who make the event possible.

Cardiac Risk in the Young is a UK-wide charity that now tests 25,000 young people every year for undiagnosed heart conditions. So far five screenings have been held in Sidmouth, organised locally by Marion.

Dr Steven Cox, CRY’s chief executive, said: “As CRY receives no Government funding, our UK-wide screening programme is only possible because of the incredible support CRY receives from families – such as Marion and Robert –throughout the UK, enabling us to provide this service free to the public.

“I would therefore like to personally thank Marion and her wider community for everything they continue to do in order to bring our screening team to Devon, in memory of Jonathan.”