While many of his British F3 competitors were away relaxing on the weekend, last Sunday saw recent British Formula 3 race winner Thomas Randle contesting a race of a different kind, taking part in the Red Bull 'Wings for Life World Run' in Cambridge.
As a young driver who trains to an intensive motor sport specific fitness regime, Randle contested the event in scorching 26-degree heat as one of over 2,400 competitors.
The race sees runners set off with an official catcher car pursuing them at a pre-determined speed. This year's catcher car was driven by former Formula 1 star, and long-time Red Bull ambassador, Scotsman David Coulthard.
Randle put on an impressive display, making it to the 23.5k mark in just over two hours before Coulthard and the catcher car caught him. The 20-year-old was classified in 193rd position outright and finished in an impressive 12th place in his 18-25-year-old age group.
"It was so hot, and by far the hottest day I have experienced since I moved to the UK, but it was for a truly great cause and I was rapt to make it so far into the race. It was actually quite surreal having David Coulthard passing me while I was on foot and I would love to do the event again in the future.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back into my Douglas Motorsport car for the next BRDC British F3 round in just over a week and will keep pushing myself in training to make sure I am in peak physical form for the remainder of the season."
Round 4 of the BRDC British F3 Championship will take place at Oulton Park, near Cheshire, during the weekend of May 28-30.