Noddle gets sporty – September edition

At Noddle we like to get involved with sport wherever we can which is why we sponsor everything from football and netball teams to runners and even a show jumping horse.

This September has been a good for Noddle sport with two of our Callcredit colleagues having tested their fitness and endurance while waving the Noddle Logo.

Racing at Donnington

Step aside Lewis Hamilton, there’s a new racing driver tearing up the tracks. Last weekend our colleague Peter raced  for the Lotus Elise Trophy at the world famous Donnington race track. Reaching speeds of up to 130mph Peter did us proud and finished the race in great time driving what we like to now call, the Noddle-Mobile. If you were at the race then chances are you saw the Noddle name flying around the circuit – I know we’re biased but this car looks cool, right?

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Peter’s now setting his sights on his next race in November where he’ll take on a two hour endurance race. We’re secretly hoping we can spray the car completely purple for this race!

London Zoo Stampede Run

Paul-LondonZooIf you go to the zoo the last thing you might expect to think of is your credit report but if you were at London Zoo recently then you might have seen Noddle running around.

Paul from our London office ran the ZSL London Zoo Stampede run which is a 10k route taking competitors around both the zoo and nearby Regents Park.

Over 750 took part in the run which aimed to raise funds and awareness for the Lions400 campaign which aims to help save the 400 Asiatic lions that remain in the wild.

Out of those 750 runners, Paul finished in the top 100 (number 99 actually) which he says he’s hugely pleased with given that this was his first ever fun run. Paul now claims to have the running bug and has decided he might try and run the London Marathon next year. We didn’t have the heart to tell him that the Marathon is over four times longer than the 10k…

Age UK’s Leeds Abbey Dash

Talking of running, ladies and gents from Callcredit will be competing in the Leeds Abbey Dash which will be held on 16 November in Leeds. It’s a 10k run and is considered ‘one of the best events in the UK’. If you’re interested in getting involved too then dust off those running shoes and check out the event here at the Age UK site.