Runners take on the London Marathon

8 May 2013

11 runners took on the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on 21st April, the warmest weekend of the year after having trained through some of the coldest spring conditions we’ve had in 100 years!

The runners were raising money for the UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust, the charity which supports the work of the UCL Cancer Institute by funding core equipment, building projects and other vital research taking place. 2 runners ran to raise money for specific causes, the Debbie Fund – which supports research into cervical cancer in the team headed by Professor Kerry Chester, and for Chordoma UK, a fund raising money for Professor Adrienne Flanagans research into this rare cancer.

The runners all completed the race with 5 runners finishing in less than 4 hours which is an outstanding achievement. The runners have raised in total more than £28,000, with money still being donated, which will be allocated to projects within the Institute.

Chairman Richard Sutton-Mattocks said, “We would like to thank all of our runners for the hard work and dedication they showed both in training and running the marathon and in fundraising for the charity. The UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust is a small charity which is dedicated to supporting the work of the research teams at the UCL Cancer Institute. The money raised by these runners and their supporters allows the charity to invest further in the cutting edge work the Institute is renowned for.”

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