Dr Robin Jackson completes Bloodwise Challenge running 6.5 marathons in 6 days

Dr Robin Jackson

Dr Robin Jackson completes #Bloodwise170 Challenge by running 6.5 marathons (170 miles) in 6 days raising money for Bloodwise Charity.

Dr Robin Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences started his journey from City Hospital Nottingham on Tuesday 23rd April to run 6.5 marathons in 6 days, finishing with the London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. Dr Jackson ran in Team Haemoglobin Trotters alongside his friend Nick Steel to raise money for a cause very close to both of their hearts, Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), which supports research into all blood cancers.

Over the 6 days they ran a total of 170 miles and still managed to complete the London Marathon in an impressive 4hr 23mins!

Speaking about the Bloodwise Challenge, Dr Jackson said: "This has been a huge mental and physical 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. Thank you to everyone who has supported #Bloodwise170 and we are still gladly accepting donations!"

Huge congratulations to Dr Jackson and his team for such an amazing achievement. 

If you would like to donate, then please see: www.justgiving.com/haemoglobintrotters