Red Bull ‘racers’ to take on Silverstone circuit

Red Bull's half marathon runners
Red Bull's half marathon runners

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
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