Royal Parks runs up healthy total
08 October 2012
Thirteen of Farm Africa’s finest supporters jogged out into the glorious autumn sunshine on Sunday and in the process raised over £9,000 for Farm Africa.
In brilliant, sunny conditions the runners joined another 12,500 fabulous fundraisers in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile outing across the green parks of central London.
Farm Africa supporters were out in force, cheering on our runners. And they really had something to cheer after they were stunned to see Farm Africa runner Jo-Anne de Escobar sprinting away at the head of the women’s race!
Jo-Anne finished in an unbelievable time of 1hr 31minutes 35secs, coming a hugely respectable fifteenth in the women’s category.
And as if Jo-Anne’s superlative performance on the path was not enough, the Barfoots of Botley employee has also turned in a hugely impressive fundraising total of £2,000 and counting!
Other notable mentions include Michael Hershman, who was running dressed as a pea pod to raise awareness of the farmers of eastern Africa’s daily struggle to grow food and provide for their families.
Representing Farm Africa staff, runner Rosie Marfleet said:
“Having trained for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for some time, it was brilliant to be out there running it at last!
“The weather was perfect for running, and the crowds were a huge boost, particularly the Farm Africa cheering point near miles 7 and 10 – just when you really need the encouragement.
“A stunning route and a great atmosphere to take part in such a big event!”
Farm Africa would like to say a massive thank you to all of our runners who took part and to all of the volunteers that turned up to cheer on the day.
If you are interested in running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for Farm Africa next year, register your interest today by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7430 0440.
Click here to find out how you can get involved in raising funds for Farm Africa.