29 May 2015
Loughborough University runners complete Green Belt Relay
Loughborough University runners have completed London’s Green Belt Relay to raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity.
The team, made up of staff and alumni runners, secured a credible 15th place overall and were awarded the corporate team prize.
The race which takes place over two days, took the Loughborough University team 1 day, 4 hours and 37 minutes to complete.
Leading the team of staff and alumni runners was the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Steve Rothberg, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2009. After 18 months of treatment, Steve received a life-saving bone marrow transplant after a donor was identified through Anthony Nolan’s register.
In 2010, whilst Steve was undergoing treatment, the University organised a donor drive for Anthony Nolan that attracted the highest number of recruits from any UK university to date.
Some of the team are now hoping to take part in a second relay event at the Diamond Relays at the Olympic Stadium taking place in July.
You can make a donation to the challenge at www.justgiving.com/Lboro-Green-Belt-Relay