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Eliot Fun Run 2016 was a great success

Fun Run Collage

George Eliot Hospital staff and local residents helped to raise money to support Orthopaedic patients by running or walking the 5k Eliot Fun Run route on Sunday 10 July 2016.

Serious runners joined leisure walkers to enjoy the route which went round the hospital, down past the Bermuda, Phoenix Centre and then around Ensor’s Pool in Nuneaton. A few of the walkers even brought their pets along to enjoy this healthy Sunday morning event.

George Eliot Hospital Physiotherapist Mike Titley was first of the runners to complete the course in 21.54 minutes and Finlay Monaghan, aged 12, was the first of the younger people home. Bentley the dog, who belongs to owner Amanda Lloyd, was the first pet home.

Everyone who took part received a medal for participating and giving up their time to support this popular event.

Fundraising coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “The weather was perfect for the event and I was delighted to see so many people take time out of their busy week to help to raise funds for orthopaedic patients.”

Lead Orthopaedic consultant and organiser, Mr Raj Reddy said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part or gave up their time to help out at the event.

“It was especially nice to see so many children helping to raise money for a worthwhile cause and we hope to see even more people at our next event.”

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