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6 March 2019

Runners take on The Vitality Big Half

Racing Welfare is thrilled to have two enthusiastic runners taking on The Vitality Big Half for us on 10th March. In its second year, the event will see over 20,000 people including Sir Mo Farah race from Tower Bridge to Greenwich park.

Let us introduce you to Adam and Zoe and why they are taking on this challenge and hoe you can help them raise money for Racing Welfare.

Adam Richards

I am 27 years old and have been working at The Jockey Club Rooms since May 2018. As a keen racing fan, I was delighted to get the job and look forward to hopefully a long career in the racing industry. As manager/player of my local football team and a skiing fanatic I have always been big on fitness – but never anything close to a half marathon! I have been really impressed with Racing Welfare since joining The Jockey Club. After a presentation given at The Rooms that particularly identified what they are doing in aid of Mental Health, a subject very close to my heart, I was really keen to get involved and do my bit to raise a bit of money for the charity. Hopefully I make it through these 13 miles and am able to carrying on helping in the future! Thanks for the opportunity.

Sponsor here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/adam-richards


Zoe Rodgers

I’m currently a work rider in Middleham and also get to manage the social media side and website for my trainer (James Bethell). I have a degree in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London but decided an office job or lab work wasn’t for me and thus turned to my hobby of horse riding. I’ve now ridden away yearlings and travelled all over UK to go racing which I never thought I’d do. I want to support Racing Welfare as the work they do helps so many people, not only in their current positions but in achieving goals and ambitions for the future. At the yard I was at before, I struggled a lot and didn’t know anything about Racing Welfare, so I hope that the money I raise will continue to make more people in racing aware of the charity and the services they provide to ensure that opportunities are not left untouched.

Sponsor here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/zoe-rodgers-racing-welfare