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Each year, the city of Derby hold a half marathon; The Ramathon -a flat and fast half marathon starting and finishing at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium, on Sunday 4th June 2017.

Children First Derby are excited to announce that after asking for volunteers to enter the Ramathon we now have a team of 13 runners.  This will be our first charity team entry to this popular event.

Children First Derby have a Just Giving page to enable donations as well as each team member’s individual Just Giving page to raise money for us through their own personal sponsorship.


We are so grateful for all our Ramathon Team volunteers, listed below, who have been training hard for this event.

JANE CLISSOLD – supporter and volunteer for Children First Derby. Jane ran the London Marathon for us last year and raised over £2000!

HEATHER PEERS – Supervised Contact Worker with Children First Derby. Heather has never run a half-marathon.

SALLY PLUCKWELL – Heather’s sister. Sally has previously completed the Great North Run.

DANNY SMITH – Chief Executive at Children First and the oldest team member (so far!). He last ran a half-marathon 30 years ago.

JOSIE SMITH – Danny’s daughter. Josie has run a number of half-marathons and is in training for this year’s Edinburgh Marathon.

ADAM BRUCH – Trustee and Mentor at Children First Derby.  Adam has never run a half-marathon.

WAYNE RANDLE – the son of our Chair of Trustees.  Wayne is an experienced runner and completed four half-marathons last year!

PAUL REDFERN – a member of staff at Signalling Solutions, one of our business supporters.  Paul only took up running two years ago but has already completed four 10Ks and two half-marathons.

FIONA COE – Finance Officer at Children First Derby.  Fiona has completed a 10K race but never run further.

HARPER CAWDELL COE – Fiona’s daughter and regular supporter of Children First Derby.  Harper has also completed a 10K race but never a half-marathon.

SUKI BHARTH – volunteer in our Mentoring Service. Suki has run 10K events previously but never a half-marathon.

CRAIG HAMMERTON – supporter of Children First Derby.  Craig is a regular runner but has not previously entered a half-marathon.

YULIA RAVENHILL – supporter of Children First Derby and an experienced runner

EVELYN WIREKO – supporter of Children First Derby.  Evelyn has not previously run a half-marathon.

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