Oxford Half marathon for Oxford Health Charity Sunday 17 October 2021 marked the return of thousands of runners, joggers and walkers to the streets of Oxford, including our very own Oxford Health Charity team. The 19-strong team, made up of Oxford Health staff members, family, friends and members of the public, took on the 13.1 mile challenge through the city’s historic streets. Jonathan Barron, Staff Nurse in Learning Disabilities is raising money for the Learning Disabilities fund told us “I had a lovely time running for the Oxford Health Charity, the whole day was a complete success from start to finish and managed to complete the run in 2 hrs 30mins, although not my fastest, not my worse either, so very chuffed. I am already looking forward to running it again next year! Thank you to the Oxford Health Charity for allowing me to run and raise some money for some important causes.” Holly, who lives in Oxford just wanted to thank her local NHS “The race was pretty hard - harder than previous ones as I hadn't trained as much as I should have. Although I got my worst ever half-marathon time(!), I was spurred on by others in OHC tops waving and saying hello. At one point I even sped up so I could catch up with another yellow and turquoise shirt to say hello. The spectators were also brilliant with lots of encouraging cheers which was lovely. All in all, it was hard but I'm glad I did it and that I managed to raise money for your wonderful charity.” Michelle Evans, Development Coordinator for Oxford Health Charity commented “After the uncertainties over the past 18 months, including the cancellation of last years event, it’s been wonderful to see the Oxford Half return and for only the second time, with a team of runners fundraising for our own Oxford Health Charity. We are grateful to those who chose to support us, their determination in getting to the start line has will help our charity to enhance patient, carer and staff experience at Oxford Health.” The runners have made great progress with their fundraising, all raising money for different funds across a range of projects and teams. Interested in joining our 2022 team? We'd love to hear from you [email protected] or if running isn't for you, and you've another fundraising idea get in touch!