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Charity runners remember sports journalist who died at 33

The partner of a regional daily sports journalist who died suddenly last year at the age of 33 has carried out a charity run in his memory.

Bolton News sports reporter and sub-editor Liam Chronnell, left, was found dead last December and an inquest ruled that he died from sudden adult death syndrome, a cardiac death of an apparently healthy young person.

Caroline English, his partner of 14 years, and Liam’s sister Clancey have now taken part in the Run to the Beat half marathon, which took place in London on 28 October.

Liam had worked at The Bolton News for five years and before that worked as a journalist at titles across Greater Manchester, including the Stockport Express, Salford Advertiser and Wilmslow Express.

Caroline has raised more than £3,300 in sponsorship for Cardiac Risk in the Young, and the couple’s two-year-old daughter Olive will have screening when she is older to make sure she does not have Liam’s heart defect.

She said: “Last year the three of us were all together, as a happy family, and it’s difficult to comprehend how things can change so quickly.

“It’s coming up to a year. I have good days and bad days. I’ve just got to keep going, to do the best I can for myself and Olive, which is what Liam would expect.”

Liam had been due to report on the Amir Khan’s televised welterweight-title bout with Lamont Peterson at the time of his death and was found on his sofa with his notepad and pen next to him.

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