Hilarious moment bemused Doncaster runner becomes hero by jogging through NHS applause

This is the hilarious moment a bemused Doncaster runner must have felt like he was winning gold at the Olympics -by being cheered on by residents applauding the NHS.

By Darren Burke
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 8:47 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 8:48 am

The runner was spotted jogging through the streets of Bessacarr at precisely the same time as dozens of locals had gathered on their doorsteps last Thursday night for the weekly ‘clap for carers’ round of applause from the nation.

So rather than enjoying a gentle run in silence, the athlete was treated to whoops and cheers – which must have left him feeling like he was crossing the line in first place at the Olympics or the London Marathon.

In the clip, shot by Bessacarr’s Brian Butcher, a voice can be heard shouting: “You didn’t expect this did you,” as chuckling can be heard and the bemused runner shakes his head as he jogs past.

The runner is cheered on as he runs through Bessacarr. (Footage: Brian Butcher).