A film-maker whose best friend was killed while serving with the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment will run next year's Brighton Half marathon in his memory.
Christian Hearn lost his best friend of 16 years, Private Daniel Prior, in 2011. The 27-year-old was injured in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device. He was returned to the UK, where he died in hospital.
Christian and Daniel had been keen running buddies, training and covering many miles together in and around their home town of Peacehaven in East Sussex.
Christian will be running in aid of Blind Veterans UK, which has its oldest support centre in Ovingdean, Brighton.
The 29-year-old said: "As Dan served with the Parachute Regiment it made sense for me to want to support a military charity.
"I have done four half marathons before but never the one in Brighton. I have done ones that are really hilly and bumpy so running on Brighton's flat ground this time should be good.
"Me and Dan really got each other running and would always go out running together. We always spoke about running marathons and half marathons together but never got the chance to. I like running in his memory."
The Brighton Half Marathon takes place on February 16.
The charity that Sam Harper Brighouse was fundraising for has pledged to use the money from his JustGiving page for a special project in his memory.
In a statement, they said:
“All at Arms Around the Child are deeply distressed by the news that Sam Harper Brighouse from London, running in support of our charity, died after collapsing at the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14th April 2013.
"We are liaising with his parents to use the money raised through his JustGiving page for a specific project in his memory. We know that Sam was delighted that he had reached his fundraising target and was helping to make a difference to the lives of the children looked after by Arms Around The Child in India and South Africa.”