I have been training to run the Manchester 10k on May 18th. I am running to raise money forSt Ann's which is a local hospice. They have gone and written a press release about me! I would be grateful if you could consider sponsoring me via Just Giving. Many Thanks. Jonathan
Surgeon Jonathan Hobson is yet to discover whether life begins at 40 but he knows his running career certainly does.Monday, April 28, 2014
He will celebrate his special birthday on Sunday, May 18, by taking part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run for the first time, to raise money for St Ann’s.
The 10km run will be unknown territory for the father-of-two from Didsbury who only took up running a few months ago and is far more at home in the operating theatre at Wythenshawe Hospital where he specialises in performing ear, nose and throat surgery. Wife Katie is a palliative care consultant at Salford Royal so the couple’s work in medicine has made them well aware of the hospice’s community work, including providing out-patient care at our Neil Cliffe Centre next to Wythenshawe Hospital.
Jonathan will be cheered on the route by sons Ollie (8) and Sam (6) before a birthday barbecue.
Jonathan said: “I did intend to do the run before my 40th but have missed it by a day. We’ll be having a family party the day before the run so I’ll have to make sure I don’t overdo the celebrations then.”
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