All geared up for a half marathon

Tom Johnson tries on his new running gear.


Running a half marathon is tough enough, but Tom Johnson, a radiographer at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital cardiology department, decided to make it even more of a personal challenge. Next month he will be raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham by running in the EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon – Race Against Climate Change wearing a protective lead apron.


With only one previous half marathon under his belt, Tom approached long-term protective apron manufacturers ProtecX to ask if they would make him one of their lighter weight protective aprons. The company was delighted to help and has custom-made Tom a lightweight apron free of charge.


The event takes place on October 11, 2009.  Donations to Tom’s fundraising can be made at


See the full report on page 19 of the September 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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