Congratulations to three members of the Faith in Nature Team, who successfully completed the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 22nd May, along with 36,000 other runners!
Peter Broude, Anne-Marie Herdson and Tom Ormerod, ran the 10km run that winds through the heart of Manchester city centre, in support of Robert Broude’s Day Unit. The Day Unit supports young cancer patients at The Christie, in Manchester and the Broude family has tirelessly fundraised on behalf of their son and brother Robert who died in 2004. Robert was treated as a teenager at The Christie for a rare form of cancer and sadly died aged just 19.
This was Peter’s twelfth year of running in the event and made all the more memorable because of his annual appearance as the ‘Incredible Hulk’ although Peter admitted that the run itself was ‘easy’ compared to putting on and taking off the green body paint that helps to turn him into the green fiend!
Peter described the atmosphere as ‘fantastic’ with live bands and DJ’s playing along the route to entertain the crowds and motivate the runners and described his best part of the day as being when one of his sons who was running with him ‘turned up in his running shoes....and a parrot costume!’
Despite it pouring down on the day and the last 2km of the run being hard because, according to Tom, it ‘feels like the longest road imaginable.’ Both Anne-Marie and Tom, said that the ‘amazing’ support from the crowds and other runners made the day really enjoyable . They both finished the run in just 1 hour and 2 minutes, a time that Tom describes as being the ‘highlight’ of the day because he couldn’t have imagined accomplishing it in this time. They obviously enjoyed it tremendously as the duo are already planning their next runs later this year.
In total the trio raised a tremendous £1100 for Rob’s Day Unit at The Teenage Cancer Unit at The Christie Hospital, adding to the £400,000 that has already been raised by the Broude family.