Community nurses ran 10km around London at the weekend in support of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The British 10K London Run took place on Sunday. The route started at the Wellington Arch near Hyde Park and finished in Whitehall near Downing Street, taking in the capital’s landmarks in Westminster and the Victoria Embankment.
Among the 25,000 runners were 20 community nurses raising money for the QNI’s “Right Nurse, Right Skills” campaign.
The QNI runners included nursing students, an IT specialist, Queen’s Nurses and their partners, a former Olympian cyclist and a QNI staff member. Their running experience ranged from seasoned marathon runners to novice 10km walkers, the institute said.
Katrine Kiertzner, one of the QNI runners, said of the day: “This was my second 10k for the QNI, another hot one, but tremendous support made it almost enjoyable. Right Nurse, Right Skills covers running as well, obviously!! It was good to get the QNI logo out there for people to see, and ask what we do.”
“It was a fantastic day,” added Anne Pearson, the QNI’s Practice Development Manager. She said. “It was wonderful to see a sea of QNI pink! The runners did an amazing job in the hot weather and the atmosphere was great fun. Their support will mean a great deal for our vital campaign.”