Three JA on F1 competition winners on Sunday joined some high-profile Formula 1 figures in running the 2012 Silverstone half marathon in aid of Red Bull’s official charity, Wings for Life.
In December we ran a competition on the site offering the chance to join the team Wings for Life, which funds research into spinal cord injury, were entering in conjunction with Red Bull Racing in the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, as well as the opportunity to train with James De Montfort, Red Bull Racing’s head fitness trainer, and a tour of the world champion’s Milton Keynes factory.
On Sunday, JA on F1 readers Julian Levy, Tom Bird and Johann Ting took to the British GP circuit alongside RBR chiefs Christian Horner and Adrian Newey and other members of the team, while Bernie Ecclestone’s girlfriend Fabiana Flosi was also in the field alongside F1 fans.
The field had to complete three laps of the track, with a total distance of 13 miles, with all runners having to raise a minimum fundraising total of £320. Congratulations to Julian, Tom and Johann!
Wings for Life is dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. The foundation was established in Europe in 2004, and became a registered charity in the UK at the end of 2010.
* It turns out Horner and Newey weren’t the only leading F1 personnel seen running over the weekend as Jenson Button and his girlfriend Jessica Michibata both donned trainers for events in Japan. While Jessica was competing in her first marathon – which she completed in 4h36m – Jenson took part in a 10K road run and notched up a personal best time for that distance of 35m30s to finish in seventh place out of a field of 3000.