Great Birmingham Run 2014

Posted by Anne-Marie on October 20, 2014

 

Whether you ran the Bupa Great Birmingham Run for Get A-Head yesterday, or joined the thousands cheering everyone in our team on thank you for your support.

With around 20,000 entries, thousands of spectators lining the streets along the 13.1 mile route and local TV coverage, Birmingham staged a half marathon to rival the best in the country.

The fastest man on the day was surprise winner Joel Kimutai from Kenya, who completed the elite race in just 61 mins and 39 seconds. 

Darren RudgeGet A-Head Complementary Therapist Darren Rudge (pictured before the race) was running for us, having already completed the London Marathon in April.

“As usual the atmosphere was amazing,” said Darren. “The spectators are wonderful cheering us on!”  

 

 

Vicky Masters and friendsVicky Masters who was running with her friends said:

“I want to thank you for the kind hospitality yesterday.   The run was a lot more enjoyable with the comfort of the Hyatt hotel before and after the race.   The sports massage after the race definitely helped on Monday!! Everyone was so encouraging, it’s lovely to know you are supporting a fabulous charity that really help people to fight head and neck cancer.   I’m looking forward to supporting Get A-Head again.  Phil Morris Finish Line

 

 

Phil Morris of UKF Stainless Ltd said on Monday

“Thanks for your support. I managed a few pints after the race, which was almost as good as the sports massage.” 

 

 

Get A-Head’s Anne-Marie Patrick said: “Congratulations to all our Team GAH runners! Now’s the time to show off your medal and encourage your sponsors to dig deep, give generously and help make a real difference!”

Get A-Head Runner of the Day

Lorna Almond (pictured below at the finish line)  Lorna Almond Finish

Lorna finished the race in 1 hour 37 minutes, making her the fastest Get A-Head runner and earning her 68th position for women overall.  Well done Lorna!!

Lorna said: “It was a great day yesterday and I enjoyed the run, well, all but the hill at 10 miles! I was very surprised by my chip time, I didn’t expect to get that time on what for me is a challenging course. Running for the charity definitely helped to push me that bit more and to have fun while raising money is what it’s all about. The sports massage helped too, not overly achy today!”

 

 

 

Have you been inspired to run for Get A-Head in the 2015 Bupa Great Birmingham Run? Please email anne-marie.patrick@uhb.nhs.uk or if a half marathon is too much, it was announced yesterday that there will be a Great Birmingham 10k Run on 3 May 2015, you can sign up at http://greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=24