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Meet #TeamCardiff – Mark Elliott

#TeamCardiff runner and Chemistry Lecturer Mark Elliott
#TeamCardiff runner and Chemistry Lecturer Mark Elliott

In the lead up to the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon we are shining a spotlight on some of our #TeamCardiff runners. Senior lecturer from the School of Chemistry Mark Elliott, shares his story.

#TeamCardiff runner and Chemistry Lecturer Mark Elliott

 

“I have just passed the slightly scary milestone of having worked at Cardiff University for 20 years. I’ve never been much of a runner, although I started running the free Cardiff parkrun a few years ago and really enjoy the sense of community as well as the opportunity to push myself. I’ve always wanted to run a marathon, although 26 miles is a long way, so it makes a lot of sense to start with a half marathon. It’s a personal challenge at a point in my life where every statement about achievement needs to be followed by the words ‘for my age’! It’s great that Cardiff University supports the Cardiff Half Marathon, so I get the chance to run, and to raise money for cancer research within the University. Let’s hope my legs hold out, and I get round the course in under 2 hours!”

If you are interested in sponsoring Mark please visit his JustGiving page.

(photo credit Paul Stillman).