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Just a quick message about this weekend’s Derby City Half Marathon as we have received a few queries about it – this isn’t our event but if you need make contact with the organisers, please email email@example.com or call 01773 841471. Have a great run!
We would like to congratulate all runners that took part in this year’s Ramathon.
We had a record turn-out on the day and the positive feedback we have received from you via email, Facebook, Twitter since race day has been overwhelming, – thank you.
The enthusiasm from both runners and spectators was felt in Stadium Square and all around the course. It was great to see so many runners wearing their t-shirts and medals with pride!
We hope you enjoyed the great atmosphere we had on race day and will join us again next year!
This year’s Ramathon saw a new World Record for Lindsy James of Kimberworth Striders in Rotherham as she broke the existing record to become the fastest female to complete a half marathon while pushing her baby in a pram.
Completing the race in a fantastic time of 1hr 27 minutes and 34 seconds, Lindsy smashed the previous record held by USA’s Nancy Schubring since 2001 by more than 3 minutes.
With son Archie tucked up in the pram and a team of support runners including her husband, Owen, Team James were all smiles as they crossed the finished line on race day.
Lindsy and Team James raised over £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Rotherham Hospice in memory of Lindsy’s mum whom she lost to cancer last year.
Keeping a blog of the whole experience, Lindsy wrote “The final bend we turned into the iPro. All I can say is WOW the atmosphere was electric, everyone was willing us on. Seeing the sheer joy and excitement in peoples eyes was so moving. Mum this last 400 meters is for you. I couldn’t contain the smile, nor could my amazing team. Witnesses Kevin Doyle and Andy Lockwood and camera man Owen James, all were whooping and shouting ‘Come on.'”