Runners flock to this year’s Robin Hood Half Marathon

The group from NAMI at UON all stand in row with their arms around each other

Posted on: 26 Sep 2022

On Sunday 25th September, the Robin Hood Half Marathon returned to the Victoria Embankment. We were thrilled to once again be one of the charity partners at the event and welcome 76 runners all taking on the challenge for their own personal reasons.

One of those runners was Phil Clarke, who was halfway through taking on four half and full marathons in four weeks, to say thank you to the doctors and nurses who looked after him after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Phil Clarke hold his medal in his hand. He looks and smiles directly at the camera.

Phil Clarke after the race

We also saw families take on the Mini Marathon, which is a mile and a half long in distance. One of those runners was our very own Senior Community Fundraiser, Sophie Perkins, who wanted to say thank you to the hospital for looking after her five-year-old son George throughout his life.

Corporate partners and supporters A W Lymn, NAMI and Handelsbanken all took part in the corporate run to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, and staff from Mowgli generously gave up their time to volunteer and cheer on participants as they ran past.

Charity Stow, Community Fundraiser and Robin Hood Half Marathon lead here at Nottingham Hospitals Charity said:

“It was so lovely to meet all of our incredible fundraisers on Sunday and thank them personally for taking on such a challenge for Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Their determination and positivity made the day so enjoyable for all our staff and volunteers, and every runner should be so proud of their individual achievements that have made such a difference to our running total!”

Sophie, George and Ritchie run to the end of the finish line. Sophie and George have their thumbs up towards the camera.

Sophie, Ritchie and George run to the finish line

Our fantastic fundraisers have so far raised over £22,000 for Nottingham Hospitals with that number still rising as the donations and support continues. We’re truly grateful for everyone one of them for taking on the challenge and to everyone who gave up their time to volunteer and support the event.

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