Raymond Blanc starts the 10th Annual OX5 Run at Blenheim Palace
26 March 2012
On Sunday 25 March, Raymond Blanc joined runners to start the 10th annual OX5 race. The five mile race, held in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, raises funds for the Oxford Children's Hospital.
Raymond with Andrew Baker, a former patient who has raised many thousands for the Oxford Children’s Hospital
The event, which was this year celebrating its 10th birthday, is
organised by the Oxford Mail and raises cash for Oxford Children’s
Almost 1,000 people signed up to pound the grounds at Blenheim Palace.
Raymond with Kelvin Thomas (Oxford United Chairman) and a team of Children’s Hospital nurses
who all work on Tom’s Ward
The sun shone as runners of all ages warmed up to some zumba moves before restaurateur Raymond Blanc and Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas started the race.
The first three home were Oxford Mail’s sports reporter Ed Mezzetti, former Oxford University student Gunther Zechmann, who came second, and
third place went to Abingdon School pupil Thomas Kelly, 16.
The first woman home was Rebecca Clist, 31, of Witney, who ran it in 34 mins 28 seconds.
Raymond with Mya and Dale Harris. Mya has spina bifida and has been a patient at the
Children’s Hospital for many years
Watch two videos recorded at the event:
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