6th May 2004

 

A MARATHON TASK FOR ELAINE

 

A lecturer at the University of Lincoln will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon next month to raise money for research into a blood disorder.

 

Dr Elaine Campbell, lecturer in Equine Exercise Physiology at the university, will run in the marathon on Sunday 13th June.

 

She will be raising money for research into ITP, a blood disorder that affects approximately 450 new patients every year in the UK. 

 

“I decided to raise money for ITP because my mother was diagnosed with the disorder in June 2000,” said Elaine.

 

“I had always been keen to attempt the London Marathon and tried to get a place last year but unfortunately I wasn’t selected.

 

“I am originally from Edinburgh and my mother still lives there so I decided to run in the Edinburgh Marathon.”

 

Elaine has been training since January on an 18-week programme designed by Hal Higdon.

 

Hal Higdon is a senior writer for Runner’s World and author of 33 books, including the best-selling book ‘Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide’.

 

To sponsor Elaine or make a donation telephone 01522 895470 or email ecampbell@lincoln.ac.uk

 

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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