Staff at Red Bull Racing will be hitting the Silverstone track this weekend, but there won’t a racing car in sight as they take part in the half marathon.
Fourteen members of the F1 world champions are racing for the company’s charity Wings for Life – Red Bull’s spinal cord research foundation.
Nicole Carling, one of the runners, said: “I started running in December 2011 in support of others training for the 2012 Silverstone half marathon. As distances increased a number of us thought a half marathon may be achievable.
“We have all really enjoyed running and training three or four times a week together during lunchtimes, after work in the summer time when the evenings are longer.”
The team is aiming to raise £33,000 for the charity. Donations can be made at www.bmycharity.com/redbullracing1
Another city man taking part in the Silverstone half marathon is Colin Dudman.
He is running in aid of Riding for Disabled Association – a Leighton Buzzard-based charity providing therapy for people by using horses and ponies.
Colin will be running with Emma Hunter and Tyrone Cormack, and already they’ve raised £1,000.
He said: “We have been training since November, through the snow and all that.
“I had the flu and was weak, but we carried on. We were getting up at 6am doing sit-ups and press-ups, and hitting the road.”
To donate to Colin’s effort, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/colind1