Family walk in memory of Ben McDonald who died in last year's Cardiff Half

Last year, 25-year-old Ben McDonald died suddenly of a heart attack at the finish line of the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Amongst the 27,500 runners racing through the city, Ben's family decided to walk the route in his memory.

Picture of Ben McDonald (third from left) who died after finishing last year's Cardiff Half Marathon

Ben's mother, Ruth, said they entered the race this year as they didn't know how else to get through the day.

Ben's family walk the Cardiff Half Marathon in his memory

After Ben's death, his family chose to support the work of Welsh Hearts, who strive to install defibrillators and to offer heart screenings all across Wales.

The day before the half marathon, Ben's family and Welsh Hearts organised a heart screening for people between the ages of eight and 45 at Ben’s old school St Cyres in Penarth.

People of all ages came to be screened and donate money to the cause.

Welsh Hearts held screenings for anyone between the ages of eight to 45

Ben had no history of any heart disease and he was fit and healthy, but hundreds die every year unnecessarily due to undetected heart defects.

27,500 people ran in this year's Cardiff Half Marathon