The fiancé of a Team GB athlete who was killed after being hit by a car on her morning run said he "knew something was wrong" as soon as he woke up.

Natasha Lewis was in training to compete in the Commonwealth Games when she died following the incident in Peasdown St John, Somerset, at around 6am on April 7.

The 26-year-old had previously represented her country at bobsleigh but switched to competing as a runner prior to her tragic death.

She was due to marry Dave Bowler, 32, later this year, and he has described her as the "other side of my life".

He said: "She'd come back from running to wake me up in the morning and she never came back one morning.

"I woke and I knew something was wrong. I just jumped in the car and went across there to try and find her and find out what was going on.

Natasha Lewis died while out on a morning run
Natasha died while out on a morning run

"I was stopped by the police and your heart sinks because you know what that means."

The couple were also co-owners of the personal training business Get Fit in Bath, while their wedding had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

She was due to take part in the Bath Half Marathon, but Dave, along with 70 friends and family - including brothers James, 40, and Tim, 36 - will now run in her memory.

Natasha Lewis even loved running as a schoolgirl
Natasha loved running since she was a schoolgirl

Mr Bowler added: "She was the other side of my life. Everything that I was bad at she would be good at for me and anything she was bad at I'd be good at it for her."

A GoFundMe page was set up by friend Jessica Strickson to raise £5,000 but has smashed its target by already raising eight times that amount.

She said: "Tash and Dave are the glue that holds the Get Fit in Bath family together, bringing people from the Bath fitness community together to give back purpose, structure and fitness with the added bonus of the many laughs and friendships that have been created.

"For a couple who have given so much back to the community, family and friends, this page has been set up in loving memory of Tash and to support Dave whilst he takes some time away from the gym.

"To remember Tash, Dave would also like to use the donations to support athletes who are in need of running shoes to help push other athletes on to greater things and share the same love for running that Tash did."

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information about the crash, which happened on the A367 at Clandown.

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the crash and has been released under investigation.

To donate to the fundraiser click here.