27 Nov 2015
November 27, 2015

Oxford Half Marathon

November 27, 2015

Oxford Half logoSummertown Clinic had a team of 8 runners in this year’s Vitality Oxford Half Marathon. On Sunday 11th October 2015 our brave team lined up at the start in St. Giles’ ready for the 13.1 mile run through the streets of Oxford passing the clinic twice!

The team was made up of 5 friends of the clinic plus Claire Cullen, James Ruddick and Nicola Coppuck (Practice Manager).

We were dressed in orange in support of our charity of the year the Nasio Trust, who we have been trying to raise £1440 to help light up another clinic in Kenya in our 40th year.

When the starting gun went we were blessed with a beautiful day, and cheered on by the crowd (and several patients who recognised us!) we had a great run. On the way round we passed Summertown Clinic which had a supportive banner and several friends who’d come to support as well.

Nasio Trust Maia Bullock raising money at Summertown Clinic's 40th Anniversary DinnerWhile we were out pounding the streets, Kerry and David, with Jo and her children were helping local spectators to a cup of tea and a nutritional snack, courtesy of Maureen Houston (our nutritional therapist) to help keep their energy up.

After 1 hour and 34 minutes our first runner (Sam Upton) came over the line, followed closer (well quite closely?!) but the rest of our runners. We all convened back at the clinic for a warm down stretch with our yoga teacher Sophia Argyris, and a well-deserved massage, not forgetting more of Maureen’s snacks, and some lunch.

By the end of the day, both supporters and runners were feeling weary but happy, after a long day spent in the October sun!

For more information regarding the Nasio Trust, please visit their website: http://www.thenasiotrust.org

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