01482 778 463
Client Focussed
No Win No Fee
Specialist Legal Teams
Hudgell Solicitors™ | Community | Boxing coach who won a place in New York Marathon encourages others to sign up for 2018 Humber Bridge Half

Boxing coach who won a place in New York Marathon encourages others to sign up for 2018 Humber Bridge Half

Gordon at New York


A boxing coach who won a place in the New York Marathon after completing the Humber Bridge Half in an impressive time is urging people to sign up for next year’s event.

Gordon Haigh, 56, completed June’s 2017 Humber Bridge Half Marathon in 01:26:56, making him the fastest of 131 runners competing in his 55-59 age category, and 32nd overall out of 2,300 registered runners.

As a result, his name was put into a hat with the first five finishers from a wide range of other age categories for the chance to win the trip to New York and inclusion in the world’s biggest marathon, courtesy of Hudgell Solicitors as main event sponsors.

Winning flights, accommodation and his race entry, Gordon was delighted, and he and his wife Suzanne travelled to the Big Apple together, with Gordon completing the marathon in 03:06:24 on November 5.

That time placed him 10th in his age group out of 2086 runners, and his overall place was 1524th out of 50,643 runners – placing him alongside some of the elite competitors.

Now, Gordon, who is well known in Hull and the boxing community for running the former Hull Saints club, is urging people to register for the 2018 Humber Bridge Half Marathon on June 24th, taking in the iconic bridge and local East Yorkshire sights.

Gordon said: “When I took part in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon this year, it was my first competitive half marathon.

“It’s such a well-run and well-organised event and the charities it raises money for are wonderful.

“If I hadn’t entered the half marathon, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to New York. I have run the Humber Bridge route many times over the years and the scenery is amazing.

“I would fully recommend it and it’s one of the best races I’ve done. I’m definitely signing up for next year and I would encourage others to do the same. You won’t regret it and it could even be someone’s Christmas present.”

‘I am so grateful for once in a lifetime opportunity’

Gordon, who has always maintained his fitness and runs between seven and eight miles per day, said being one of 50,000 runners in the New York Marathon was an experience he will never forget, running through the five boroughs of the major city.

“When I won the place for New York, I was in shock. I didn’t expect it at all,” he said.

“We went for four days and got up at 3am on the day of the marathon. We had breakfast at about 4.15am and travelled overt to Staten Island at 6am. It was cold and I was in the first wave of runners, which was three hours and under.

“We set off at 9.50am to get over the start line and once you started running, you didn’t think of the cold. I was in awe and it was a fantastic experience.

“I soaked up the atmosphere and we had a bit of time in Central Park afterwards. We went up the Empire State Building and saw a few other places while we were in New York, which was amazing.

“The American people were lovely and made us feel so welcome.

“I would have never done that without Hudgell Solicitors. What Neil Hudgell has done for me personally is give me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m so grateful for that.”

Gordon has entered five competitive runs this year, including the Hull Marathon and the Vale of York Half Marathon, and has come first in his age category in three of the events.

He said: “I’m quite competitive as I’ve boxed all my life and I’ve always believed hard work reaps rewards. I keep knocking minutes off my personal bests, so I will continue to keep running as long as I’m achieving.

“Life is about pushing yourself and enjoy experiences at the same time. I’m already looking forward to the Humber Bridge Half Marathon next year.”

Sign up for the 2018 Humber Bridge Half Marathon

Entries for the 2018 Humber Bridge Half Marathon are open now, with organisers The Rotary Club of Hull, The Rotary Club of Barton and the HEY Smile Foundation hoping to attract around 3,000 runners.

Andrea Beer, General Marketing Manager of sponsors Hudgell Solicitors, said: “We have seen runner numbers grow year on year and as Gordon says, the Humber Bridge Half Marathon is a superbly organised event, a great course, and importantly raises thousands of pounds which all goes directly to local charities and good causes across the region.

“It is our third year as sponsors at Hudgell Solicitors and it is always one of the highlights of the year, with our staff also taking part of what is a great community event.”

To register, visit www.humber-half.org.uk

 

Request a callback

Request A Callback

I am an existing client.










Or call us FREE on:

01482 778 463


trust pilottrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot star

The data you submit will only be used by Hudgell Solicitors and only for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
See full privacy policy.

Looking to see if you're eligible?

Get in touch for free legal advice

0808 159 7699

Call today to speak to an expert

OR
Start your claim

What Our Clients Think

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Recommended!

"Friendly, Helpful, and fair. Would recommend Hudgells to anyone I know."

Paul

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Friendly professional service.

"Excellent service all way through."

Sakina begum

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Thrilled

"After not knowing what to do, hudgell have helped me thoroughly through the process and… "

Adam Shutt

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

helpful informative efficient and…

"helpful informative efficient and friendly these are all the qualities I found with the firm… "

Sharon Coultas

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

it took a long time but i definitely…

"it took a long time but i definitely got the result i wanted and deserved… "

Jan Mack

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very good efficient service

"Very good efficient service"

Amelia Jacobs

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent service throughout my case

"Excellent service throughout my case Handled with ease and quickly"

Wayne Carter

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent service in difficult…

"Excellent service in difficult circumstances Secured my compensation and won my case when other solicitors… "

Michael

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Fantastic team & Sarah :)

"Fantastic team and Sarah my Solicitor! Sarah has Handled everything for me, right up until… "

Sibel Sibel

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Third time lucky thanks to Hudgell!

"I had breast augmentation surgery three years ago for a complex assymetry case. I was… "

Bethanie Hawkins

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Great customer service

"Great customer service Tasmin was very helpful Updated me on a regular basis Thanks for… "

Mr D Scannell

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Caroline was great in handling my case

"Caroline was great in handling my case, very informative and always kept me up to… "

Mr Richard Brook

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Dispute with EasyJet

"Although Hudgell offices were not local to us, there was no need for concern, as… "

Glyn

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Always on the ball

"Always on the ball! Great at what they do, very professional and fast with a… "

CHRISTOPHER CURTIS

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent service

"Excellent service. Very happy with result. Thank you."

Miss Erika Panakova

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Was an easy process and the caseworker…

"Was an easy process and the caseworker was very informative and very knowledgeable on my… "

Rachel Fee

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Lovely business to deal with

"Lovely business to deal with. Would recommend to anyone."

Mrs Kelly Byrnes

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Great communication

"Great communication! My solicitor was lovely to deal with, open and listened to me."

Sue Ockendon

Rated 9.2 out of 10 based on 466 reviews

Powered by Trustpilot

Our offices

London

55 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1JU
DX 437 Chancery Lane

VIEW DETAILS

Hull

No 2 @ The Dock
46 Humber Street
HU1 1TU
DX 11923 Hull

VIEW DETAILS

Leeds

10 Park Place
Leeds
LS1 2RU
DX 744770 Leeds 19

VIEW DETAILS

Manchester

1 St Peter’s Square
Third Floor
Manchester
M2 3AE

 

VIEW DETAILS

© 2019 Hudgell Solicitors®. All Rights Reserved.

Hudgell Solicitors is a trading name of Neil Hudgell Limited | Director Dr. Neil Hudgell MA LLB (Hons) LLD | Registered in England No. 7078429 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority | SRA No. 521372 | VAT Registration No. 254 7802 90