Sunshine and smiles at the Robin Hood Half Marathon 2021

Ashley runs past the camera. He looks tired but is having fun.

Posted on: 28 Sep 2021

Our second in-person community fundraising event of the year took place on Sunday, as tens of thousands of runners pounded the pavements across Nottingham in the Robin Hood Half Marathon.

A challenging route of 13.1 miles, the event passed many local Nottingham landmarks including Nottingham Castle, the Robin Hood statue, The Park and Wollaton Park - finishing on Victoria Embankment Recreation ground next to the River Trent.

It was fantastic to see our runners back in action after a year of postponed race events, and many of them came to see us before the official start in the race village to say hello and calm their nerves.

A fundraiser holds her daughter in her arms and is holding our cutout heart

Marketa Armstrong and her daughter who was treated by PICU and the Children's Critical Care Unit when she was just one month old.

With temperatures soaring for late September and blue skies aplenty, it was a beautiful day for our fundraisers to come together and push themselves to the limit to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Overall, we had 65 runners represent the Charity, 4 of which were mini marathon participants (who wore the t-shirt created by our very own Aidan Dickie).

One of our fundraisers Fern Pithers loved the experience. She told us: 

"It was a great experience to be able to run for such a fantastic cause. The race itself was a wonderful experience with an amazing atmosphere, everyone cheering really gave me the push to get to the finish line. My mum was there to see me off at the start, who probably wouldn't be here to do so without all the wonderful care she received at Nottingham City hospital. It was a lovely way for me to say thank you! Looking forward to be able to represent this charity again next year!"

We’re still counting up the total but it looks set to be over £20,000, a fantastic achievement for our first year back.

A big thank you to all of our runners – you did us proud!

If you’d like to take part in the 2022 Robin Hood Half Marathon, register interest today.
Two fundraisers hold our heart photo frame. They are looking at the camera  and smiling
Bob stands in the charity tent and has a wide grin towards the camera. He has a backpack slung over one shoulder.
A runner runs past the camera. He is wearing a baseball cap and is focused on the finish line
Fundraiser Al holds our heart shaped photo board. He has a small smile as he looks at the camera.

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