Rugby runner gets special support

Nicholas Old with daughter Abigail.
Nicholas Old with daughter Abigail.

An ambulance paramedic from Rugby had a helping hand from his three-year-old daughter to finish a half marathon.

Nicholas Old works as a senior paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service in Rugby.

He was taking part in the Leicester Half Marathon when he collected his daughter Abigail near the finish line for the last stretch.

Mr Old was running in the marathon to help raise money for The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC), which supports members of the ambulance service who are in urgent need because of injury, ill health, stress or bereavement.

Mr Old completed the half marathon in two hours 29 minutes and raised £210 for the charity.

He said: “I collected my daughter, who was also wearing a TASC T-shirt, about 100 yards from the end and we walked the last part together before crossing the finishing line hand in hand.”