Friday, 3 February 2012

Larkin on the Run...

Philip Larkin dons Sport Relief T-shirt for charity mile

Thursday, February 02, 2012

It stands proudly in Hull's Paragon Interchange, a monument to one of Hull's most famous residents.

On his way to catch a train, Philip Larkin is holding a hat in one hand and a manuscript in the other.

But bus and rail passengers' heads turned this week when the statue was adorned with a Sport Relief T-shirt.

A banner was also draped around his hat in the promotion for this year's Sport Relief mile, which takes place from Queens Gardens, city centre, on Sunday, March 25.

Events manager Jess Kirke said: "Men, women and children across Hull are really excited about entering the mile, so it's great to see iconic local landmarks are behind the campaign too.

"We think he looks fantastic in his Sport Relief outfit, although I don't know how far he will get on the day."


  1. I'm sure he would have approved.

  2. Monica was a bit of a sport by all accounts.