St. Patrick’s runs in the Olympic Stadium

24/07/2015

Last Sunday, St Patrick’s Cardio club competed in the Morrisons Great Newham 10K run. The event saw over 15,000 runners take part, including Paula Radcliffe, an Ambassador of the Great Run, and Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham.  

The primary purpose was to raise funds for Dockland Settlements as part of the college’s community engagement initiative. The event acted as the official launch of our partnership with the Stratford based charity, which includes heavily discounted access to their leisure facilities for both staff and students. The fundraising activities which preceded the race has so far raised more than £300; already beating the initial target set.

First to cross the finishing line was Jonathan Osanyingbemi, St. Patrick’s Student Experience Executive who finished with a time of 50 minutes and 27 seconds. Jonathan said “Finishing in the Olympic stadium and raising money for a charity, which has been looking after the underprivileged in Newham for 120 years feels amazing”.

If you would like to see how the others got on and how you can donate, click here

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