Birmingham Half Marathon – We Did It!

Published October 18, 2016
Last Updated July 23, 2018
Jask Creative

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We came, we ran, we conquered!

First of all, if you’ve stumbled on this post and haven’t got the foggiest idea of what I’m talking about, four of us signed ourselves up to do the Birmingham Half Marathon in aid of our nominated charity Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

This is our post race report, and first let me say that you can’t even imagine the scale of the event until you see the start line. A massive 13,000 people took part in the run, and it is only when you reached the start point outside Aston University/Birmingham Metropolitan College where we could see what a turnout it was. Check out the crowd below!

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Thankfully, we all managed to get round the 13.1 mile course, but I guess bragging rights should be discussed, so here are the results in our team:

1st Place

Stuart – A stonking run of 1 hr 56 mins 2 seconds! Winner winner chicken dinner!

2nd Place

Liam – A respectable 2 hr 10 mins 44 seconds (considering by his own admission that he did not train at all!)

3rd Place

Ricco – Errr it’s the taking part that counts…2 hr 43 mins 3 seconds…

Honourary Mention

Kristen – An unfortunate knee injury ruled him out of the run, but he was there in spirit so that’s what matters

Of course, it’s not just our running times that count, but what we were actually running for.

As mentioned, we ran for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, which helps patients and families from Birmingham and Sandwell who are living with a terminal illness. So far, we’ve raised a total of 471, and it would be much appreciated if you could keep on donating to get us to the 600 target we set ourselves. Doing events such as these is incredibly important as they can help so many people who rely on fundraising through different organisations. If you are planning on doing your own fundraising events then you may want to check out some possible ideas that can help you reach your goals and raise that money needed, whether you are doing it alone or with friends and family, it all matters and can make a massive difference to people’s lives.

Make our pain worthwhile and keep those donations coming in! www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jaskcreative-gbr2016

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