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Robin and Nick with their medals after the London Marathon

8 May 2019

Loughborough lecturer runs 170 miles for charity

Robin Jackson, a Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, took on the challenge of running over 170 miles in six days, culminating in the London Marathon.

Robin was inspired to raise money for Bloodwise due to the fantastic treatment his wife received, made possible by advances in research into Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Robin’s friend Nick, who ran with him, ran in memory of his niece, Rebecca Holmes, who had Lymphoma.

Beginning at the Haematology Department of the City Hospital in Nottingham, the 'Haemoglobin Trotters' made their way through Ashby Folville, Northampton, Milton Keynes and Watford.

After running 146 miles – the equivalent of more than five marathons - they reached the ExCel Centre in London the day before the marathon.

When asked how it felt to complete the challenge Robin said: “This has been a huge physical and mental challenge and we have been blown away by the response.

“We set out to raise awareness of blood cancers and raise money for Bloodwise to help fund improved treatments and ultimately a cure. So far we have raised almost £14,000 so thank you to everyone who has supported #Bloodwise170.”

For more information about Robin’s challenge and to donate, visit his JustGiving page here.