Published: 13/09/2012 11:48:03
our Deputy Chief Executive completes the berlin marathon for aht
A big well done and thank you to Dr Mark Vaudin, our Deputy Chief Executive, for completing the Berlin Marathon on behalf of the Animal Health Trust.
Every year supporters of the Animal Health Trust participate in the London Marathon to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Dr Mark Vaudin, Deputy Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust, who was spearheading the AHT’s 2012 London Marathon team, was unfortunately unable to run in April due to injury.
But, after several months of hard work, determination and physiotherapy, Mark recovered from his tendon injury and ran the Berlin Marathon instead on Sunday 30 September.
Mark ran the marathon to raise much needed funds for the AHT’s cancer research. Cancer is the most common cause of death in dogs and the second most common cause in cats. However with the right facilities, expertise and treatment it is the most curable chronic disease in these animals.
About the marathon, Mark has said: “It was a great experience to complete the Berlin marathon and raise so much money towards cancer research at the Animal Health Trust. My time of 4:43 was slower than I had originally hoped but when I injured myself so badly before the London marathon I didn’t think I would be running at all this year so I was pleased just to get to the finish line without further serious injury."
"I am very grateful to Noel Byrne of the Bedford Lodge in Newmarket for allowing me to use the facilities of the EDGE Fitness Clinic, especially the pool which helped me to stay fit when I was unable to run.”
If you would like to sponsor Mark, there is still time to do so via Mark's Virgin Money Giving page.
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Spending your money wisely
From every £1 you give
us we spend 93p
fighting disease and
injury in animals.
We use the remaining 7p
to raise the next £1.