Wings for Life World Race – 3rd May 2015

On the 3rd May 2015 3 club members laced their trainers along with 100,000 other runners across the world to take part in the Wings for Life World Race.  The event funds research in to finding a cure for spinal cord injury with 100% of the entrance fee and proceeds going to the Wings for Life Foundation.

The Wings for Life world run is a global running and wheelchair event taking place in 33 different countries with 35 races in total all starting at the same time (Silverstone midday, Melbourne 11pm & California 4am etc). The race finishes when the last person is caught by the catcher car.  The catcher car (this year driven by David Coultard at Silverstone) starts the chase 30 minutes after the race starts and speeds up slowly until everyone is caught.

The catcher car at approx. 8km

The catcher car at approx. 8km

Over 1,000 runners including a few famous faces were on the start line at Silverstone as Linda, Anke and Heidi geared up to run as far as they could before being run over or caught by the car.  At one point Linda was leading Mark Webber.  The race takes you around areas of the track and then out of the circuit and in to Silverstone itself weaving around Northamptonshire’s countryside.

Ex Red Bull F1 driver and current Sports car driver Mark Webber was amongst the runners

Ex Red Bull F1 driver and current Sports car driver Mark Webber was amongst the runners

Anke achieved the furthest distance being caught at 15.45km, Linda at 11.76km and Heidi at 10.77km.

Next year the race is on the 8th May so who will represent the club and get their wings?  For more information and to pre register visit:

The Start

The Start