St Peter's at the London Marathon

St Peter's at the London Marathon

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The college is immensely proud of two of its students, Emily Gerard-Pearse (2015, Biological Sciences) and Angus McCance (2015, Medicine), who not only completed the London Marathon on Sunday, but have also managed to raise over £7,000 so far for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Angus completed the 26.2 mile course in 3h 24 mins, placing him within the top 10% of all runners, while Emily finished in 4h 28 mins, placing her within the top 25% of women, despite neither having ever done any long-distance running. The race was ran in record temperatures of 25C.

Alzheimer's Research UK is the United Kingdom's leading dementia research charity, founded in 1992 as the Alzheimer's Research Trust. It supports research projects around the UK that look to tackle dementia-related illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, which itself affects around 500,000 people in Britain.

If you'd like to help Emily and Angus raise even more to help with this important research, you can do so by donating here.