We talk to Tom and George from Notts County Talk about their participation in this year’s Robin Hood Half Marathon in support of Notts County Foundation.
Why did you want to do the run?
Since the beginning of the first lockdown, we have both been keen to improve our fitness with any spare time we’ve had. We discussed a few different ideas and decided on running a half marathon, but hadn’t thought about running it to raise money at this point. Over the past year, our following on social media and particularly YouTube has grown amongst Notts County fans. This gave us the idea to put it to good use and raise money for a good cause, that would also be supported amongst our following. We have the aim of raising as much money as possible for the Notts County Foundation and know it will spur us on to complete our training plans and cross the finish line in our Notts shirts.
Why did you want to support the Notts County Foundation?
Firstly, and most simply, we are both lifelong County fans, being taken to games from a very early age. So any opportunity to support the club in the work they are doing is a no-brainer. As Notts County Talk is based around social media, we have also seen plenty of the positive work the foundation has been doing in supporting people across the local area at all ages. We feel immensely proud of how our club supports the local community and has continued to do so in such a difficult time, making it very easy to decide to raise money for the Notts County Foundation. We are sure the fantastic Notts fan base will join with us in retweeting, sharing and liking our posts and videos to raise as much awareness as possible and spread the word of our mission to raise as much money as we can.
What are your aspirations for the race?
Tom – Aside from the main goal of raising money, my personal goal is to improve on the time of my last race. I decided to run in September 2019 on short notice and finished in a time of 1:59:30, meaning any improvement on that time would be fantastic.
George – As this is my first long distance race, my aspiration is to complete it within 2 hours and 10 minutes but hoping with a good training regime leading up to the race I can improve on that.
Why Not Join Them?
We’re so thankful to Tom and George for their amazing support and wish them all the best with their preparations. If you are interested in finding out more about how you too can support Notts County Foundation by taking part in this year’s half marathon, please contact Sam Crawford on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the event itself please go to the website here.