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Katie & Robbie's Great North Run Challenge

We are running a Half Marathon for The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation (QUB) because we support their research in Pancreatic Cancer.

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  • Team members: Katie Kirkpatrick (nee Martin)
  • Event: Great North Run 2016, 11 Sep 2016

The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation (QUB)

We support medical research and education to improve outcomes now and in the future

Charity Registration No. NIC102044

Story

We're running the Great North Run as a tribute to our Dad, John, who we lost last year 2 months after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Dad would be so impressed by us doing a Half Marathon, he'd also be thinking that we were totally mad and that surely there were more fun ways to raise money like a Charity Golf match or a Wine and Cheese soirée!

Neither of us have done anything like this before and training for a long distance run has been a great challenge  and a strong focus which has helped us through some tough days.

One of the most frustrating things about Pancreatic Cancer is the lack of advancements in treatment. Symptoms are hard to detect and when diagnosis is made there's almost nothing which can be done; this needs to change! 

Our Mum, Sharon, has been very involved with QUB Research and in particular the work Dr Chris Scott and his team are doing into more targeted treatment plans which will lead to dramatic improvements in patient care and more positive outcomes. 

As we all know these projects require money and we're donating directly to the source of research so that every penny goes as far as it possibly can. We're doing this challenge to inspire you to make a contribution large or small and to think of us dragging ourselves around Newcastle on 11th September hoping to beat our personal best time!

We're hoping for the following:
Katie- under 2 hours
Robbie- under 1 hour 45 minutes

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