A team of 14 ran The Vitality Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 12th March in support of Somerset Sight. They all finished in great time, the fastest being Jon Fellingham at 1 hour 32 minutes.
4 of the runners were visually impaired, 1 being totally blind and ran with a guide.
It was a fantastic day, with a great atmosphere and over 20 supporters from Somerset Sight cheering the runners on as they passed. Joining all the runners and Somerset Sight team afterwards for a celebration.
So far they have raised a fantastic amount of over £5100 and are still collecting sponsorship.
There is still time to sponsor them by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/teamsomersetsight
Heidi Linegar, visually impaired runner says “Running the Bath Half was a real challenge; I was inspired to raise money for such a great cause that has changed mine and so many other people’s lives for the better. I wanted to show everyone that no matter what barriers you face in life you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it.”
Somerset Sight is a not for profit organisation providing practical and emotional support to over 3000 people and their families across the county who are blind or visually impaired.
Holly Sutton Somerset Sight’s development officer said “Running a half marathon is a huge achievement. I’d like to congratulate all the runners on a great race, I’m so proud of all of them. Without the generosity of our supporters we simply would not be able to continue providing our vital services.”
Somerset Sight are entering a team into Frome Half Marathon, if you would be interested in running please get in touch.
If you would like to support Somerset Sight, Holly would be thrilled to hear from you. Please contact her on [email protected] or 01823 366147.