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World AIDS Day Red Run and Team Mildmay

We couldn’t have asked for a brighter, more beautiful, golden autumnal day for the World AIDS Day Red Run that took place in leafy Victoria Park in East London on 26th November.

Team Mildmay included members of staff from across the hospital and supporters, some running 10k and some 5k. I was taking part in my first ever ‘fun run’ so it was definitely the 5k for me!

I arrived bright and early to put up our Mildmay banner which took its place amongst the other charity banners. Soon people began to arrive, register, check in their bags, grab a free coffee from the Starbucks tent and don their RedRun T shirt. The effect was fantastic, a sea of red runners gathering from many different charities all joining together to raise HIV awareness and funds for their chosen HIV charity.

Horse Meat Disco provided the music, and some feet couldn’t help but start to dance…the perfect warm up!

Then it was count down time..Dame Barbara Windsor cut the ribbon and we were off.

The route took us  around the park creating a snaking ribbon of red and the atmosphere was brilliant. Two laps for those tackling the 5k and four laps for the 10k.