Norwich marathon runner died of sudden adult death syndrome

  • 22 December 2011
  • From the section Norfolk

A trainee teacher who collapsed during the Norwich Half Marathon and died in hospital had suffered sudden adult death syndrome, an inquest has heard.

Phillip Goillau, 25, of Middlemarch Road, Toftwood, Dereham, collapsed during the 13-mile race on 27 November.

He was treated by medical staff at the scene but died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.

Mr Goillau was originally from Cornwall and worked at Notre Dame High School in Norwich.

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