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Trekking Wales’ highest mountain for cancer research

Trekking Wales’ highest mountain for cancer research

Posted on 16 April 2024 by Alumni team

Bilal (Law 2023-) has set himself the challenge of climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) – at night! As part of #TeamCardiff, his fundraising efforts will support cancer research at Cardiff University. Here, he tells us his motivations for joining the trek, and his advice for others looking to support life-changing research.

“I was convinced I’d never be able to run again”: taking on the Cardiff Half for cancer research

“I was convinced I’d never be able to run again”: taking on the Cardiff Half for cancer research

Posted on 1 March 2024 by Alumni team

Alumnus and university staff member Abyd Quinn-Aziz (MPhil 2012) has been a keen runner since his youth. Following some health problems, he’s recently returned to running and has set himself the challenge of this October’s Cardiff Half Marathon. 

My Cardiff Half for neuroscience and mental health research – Professor Neil Harrison

My Cardiff Half for neuroscience and mental health research – Professor Neil Harrison

Posted on 4 December 2023 by Alumni team

Neil Harrison is a Clinical Professor in Neuroimaging based in Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). In October he ran Cardiff Half Marathon as part of #TeamCardiff to raise funds for neuroscience and mental health research at Cardiff University. Professor Harrison shares his Cardiff Half journey and the difference fundraising makes to early career researchers.

Running for your life – what running can do for your mental health – For Alumni, By Alumni

Running for your life – what running can do for your mental health – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 20 November 2023 by Alumni team

George Watkins (BA 2018) is a seasoned Cardiff Half Marathon runner and former Mental Health Officer at Cardiff University. In 2018, 2019 and 2022, he ran for #TeamCardiff, fundraising for vital Cardiff University neuroscience and mental health research. Here, George shares his journey with running and his own mental health.  

#TeamCardiff fundraisers take on Cardiff Half Marathon

#TeamCardiff fundraisers take on Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted on 28 September 2023 by Alumni team

On Sunday 1 October, over 100 alumni, students and staff will be running the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon as part of #TeamCardiff.

I want to make my Nan proud – fundraising for Cardiff’s cancer research

I want to make my Nan proud – fundraising for Cardiff’s cancer research

Posted on 15 August 2023 by Alumni team

Katy Thomas (BA 2004) is a seasoned Cardiff Half Marathon runner and is taking on her 13th race this October. Having lost several close family members to cancer, she’s been inspired to raise money for Cardiff University research that will improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Alum raises more than £5,000 following niece’s diagnosis with a rare condition

Alum raises more than £5,000 following niece’s diagnosis with a rare condition

Posted on 3 May 2023 by Jordan Curtis

Alum Gavin Jewkes (BA 2011, PgDip 2012) has set himself the challenge of running Hackney Half Marathon next month, to raise money for research into a rare condition that his baby niece was diagnosed with last year.

Supporting life-changing cancer research – Mollie Lewis (BSc 2022)

Supporting life-changing cancer research – Mollie Lewis (BSc 2022)

Posted on 8 March 2023 by Jordan Curtis

Mollie Lewis (BSc 2022) is running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October to help raise funds for the life-changing cancer research carried out at Cardiff University. As it’s her first time running a half marathon, Mollie shares her insights on getting into running as well as the amazing support she has received from family, friends and #TeamCardiff.

#TeamCardiff fundraisers take on Cardiff Half Marathon

#TeamCardiff fundraisers take on Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted on 3 October 2022 by Alumni team

On Sunday 2 October, around 70 alumni, students and staff ran the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money for Cardiff University research as part of #TeamCardiff. They’re aiming to raise £25,000 for neuroscience and mental health, and cancer research.

Running for mental health research – Gethin Bennett

Running for mental health research – Gethin Bennett

Posted on 20 September 2022 by Alumni team

Gethin Bennett (LLB 2015, PgDip 2016) is running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October in memory of his father, who he lost to depression in 2007. Gethin caught the running bug whilst studying abroad in 2016 and has run the half marathon twice previously. He shares his tips for those thinking of getting into running as well as what he’s looking forward to on the day.

10 ideas to put the fun into fundraising

10 ideas to put the fun into fundraising

Posted on 18 August 2022 by Jordan Curtis

Whether you signed up to run the Cardiff Half Marathon or are doing your own thing, we’ve put together some simple (and easy) fundraising ideas to help get you going […]

Remembering Reesh – saying yes to life and running Cardiff Half Marathon

Remembering Reesh – saying yes to life and running Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted on 25 May 2022 by Laura Stephenson

Laura Stephenson (BA 2008) has signed up to run Cardiff Half Marathon in October in memory of her friend Areesha. She’s raising money for Cardiff University’s cancer research and was inspired by her friend’s strength in the face of a devastating diagnosis, and ‘say yes to everything’ attitude.

#TeamCardiff fundraisers to take on Cardiff Half Marathon

#TeamCardiff fundraisers to take on Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted on 14 March 2022 by Anna Garton

At the end of March, #TeamCardiff runners will take part in the postponed Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money for Cardiff University research. After an 18-month delay due to the pandemic, the 350-strong team of staff, students, alumni and friends are aiming to raise £70,000 for neuroscience and mental health research, and cancer research.

Cardiff Half Marathon: A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day

Cardiff Half Marathon: A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted on 15 February 2022 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Kate Morgan (BA 2017, MA 2020) is running her first half marathon in March 2022 to raise money for Cardiff’s Neuroscience and Mental Health research. It’s not been the easiest time to train, and Kate explains what motivates her and how she’s done her best to stay on target throughout lockdowns, restrictions and delays.  

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Alumni team

Mark Woolner (BScEcon 1995) took up running during the first UK lockdown and is returning to Cardiff nearly 30 years after graduating, to take on Cardiff Half Marathon in 2022. He shares his motivation, inspiration and what he’s looking forward to on race day.

#TeamCardiff London Marathon runners raising money for Cardiff University research

#TeamCardiff London Marathon runners raising money for Cardiff University research

Posted on 22 September 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

London Marathon is one of the world’s most popular running events and raises millions for charities every year. After its postponement in 2020, the world is more eager than ever for this year’s event, which takes place Sunday 3 October 2021. With only a few weeks left to train, this year’s #TeamCardiff runners are making the most of the challenge.

Ultramarathon challenge for Cardiff University alumnus

Ultramarathon challenge for Cardiff University alumnus

Posted on 12 July 2017 by Susie Bailey

Jamie Maddison (BA 2009), an alumnus of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, is setting off on a 100-mile ultramarathon in Kazakhstan this September.