Big-hearted Alex Britton missed out on beating the two-hour barrier in Sunday’s Robin Hood Half Marathon.
The Nottingham Post political correspondent and columnist – who met new students at last week’s induction Q&A – was part of a team running in memory of a former editor.
He clocked 2:03:36 – some 43 seconds ahead of Post editor Mike Sassi who was also at the freshers’ event in Waverley.
Alex studied MA Newspaper Journalism in 2010-11. Also running, but in the relay, were Jayne Garfitt and Tom Norton. Jayne was in Alex’s year and was a Post reporter until last week when she moved to the dark side – working for a PR company in Southwell. Tom is a junior reporter who did the same course in 2011-12.