Month: September 2017

Freshers’ Week – a look back

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

Enrolment Week (colloquially and infinitely better known as Freshers’ Week) has been a fixture of University life for generations; a sleepless seven day period during which thousands of new entrants absorb the habits and rituals of the student. For many leaving home for the first time, Freshers’ Week is a rite of passage – albeit
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The running diaries – #TeamCardiff 2017

Posted on 27 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

Ahead of Race Day, here is another instalment from Alex Norton (BA 2015) on his race day preparations ahead of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. “It seemed like such a good idea at the time. “Manning the #TeamCardiff stall in the Runners’ Village on Sunday, 2 October 2016, you couldn’t help but be inspired by
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Meet #TeamCardiff – Hannah Sterritt

Posted on 27 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

Hannah Sterritt (BMus 2015) shares an update on her training for Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon ahead of the race on 1 October. As the coordinator for all things #TeamCardiff  at Cardiff University, coming into the office every day and speaking to our runners has been a constant source of motivation to get my trainers on after work.
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Meet #TeamCardiff – Keith Lynch

Posted on 27 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

Keith is running the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds for cancer research at Cardiff University in memory of his sister Rhona. I’m running to raise funds for cancer research, specifically the malignant melanoma that stole my youngest sister, and changed my life irrevocably. Rhona died in late 2011, about 18 months after she was
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Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon funds support neuroscience research

Posted on 13 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

At the 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, members of #TeamCardiff who raised money for neuroscience and mental health research have directly enabled three seedcorn grants to support research within Cardiff’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute. Seedcorn grants support the development of new research projects, of which the following have received funding: Professor Philip Taylor – Understanding microglial
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Meet #TeamCardiff Angela Foster-Swailes (BA 2001)

Posted on 13 September 2017 by Susie Bailey

I think the running community are a lovely, supportive bunch of people. I’ve lost count of the amounts of times a simple gesture like a smile or a thumbs up from another runner whilst out on my own has really lifted my spirits and helped me through. I’m fairly new to running and very slow but I make sure I celebrate all milestones and personal bests. I’ve learnt that comparison really is the thief of happiness and when I run I don’t compete with anyone but myself.
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