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Running in Brighton for Bhopal

The Sussex Bhopal team (most of them, anyway) at the start of the Brighton Marathon on 15 April.

Seventeen students and staff completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday (15 April) to raise funds for the Bhopal Medical Appeal, a Brighton-based charity that supports two free clinics for survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.

Jackie Rymell from Human Resources has run the Brighton Marathon every year since it started in 2010. She says: “It really was a great team - bringing together staff, postgraduate students and undergraduates from across the University.

“It was a fantastic achievement by all, but especially the students who were running their first ever marathon, and finished with excellent times.

“All credit should go to Andrew Chitty for getting the team together and organising the training runs, advice and guidance over the last eight months or so.”

Simon Ho's time of 3 hours, four minutes and 44 seconds is the 54th fastest marathon time in the UK so far this year. 

 

Chip time

 

Simon Ho

3:04:44

5 min personal best (PB)

Mat Homewood

3:15:45

41 min PB

Dominic Osman-Allu

3:22:28

29 min PB

Rupert Burgess

3:24:23

17 min PB

Andrew Chitty

3:27:02

21 min PB

Jackie Rymell

3:36:16

10 min PB

Tatsu Asamatsu‎

3:37:35

 

Kieran Chappell

3:47:30

first marathon

Tim Carter

3:51:01

first marathon

Alan Garnham

3:56:23

10 min PB

Nikola Wells

4:01:28

first marathon

Alex Pfefferle

4:10:29

first marathon

Jack Evans

4:05:46

first marathon

William Grace‎

4:15:58

first marathon

Emma Higbee

4:35:26

first marathon

Justin Mears

4:45:46

first marathon

Ed Mann

4:53:52

first marathon

 

The funds raised by the team now stand at just over £5,000, which they are hoping to increase with some post-marathon donations. You can give online.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 19 April 2012

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