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Historians on the run

Medievalists prepare for marathon

A group of medieval historians from the University of St Andrews are preparing to swap their gowns for shorts at the Edinburgh marathon this weekend (Sunday 23 May 2010).

Running in aid of MS Scotland, in support of a former student who has multiple sclerosis, the group have almost raised their target of £2,000.

They will run as four teams, called The Medievalists, Dry Island Buffalo Jump, Medieval Fury/ Team Jumieges and Dead on Arrival.

They said, “We chose to run for MS Scotland as Multiple Sclerosis affects one of our former students.  We hope to raise money to fund further research into the condition. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS. In Scotland it is estimated that there are 10,500 people with MS – more people per capita than anywhere else in the world. ”

To support them visit: www.justgiving.com/themediavalists

The teams are as follows:

Team 1: The Medievalists

  • John Hudson
  • Kimberley Knight
  • Audrey Wishart
  • Laura Tompkins

Team 2: Dry Island Buffalo Jump

  • Chris Jones
  • Gary Stratton
  • James Palmer
  • Peter Kushner

Team 3: Medieval Fury / Team Jumieges

  • Matt McHaffie
  • Kenneth Duggan
  • Kate Hammond
  • Emily Michelson

Team 4: Dead On Arrival

  • Alex Woolf
  • Angus Stewart
  • Steve Robbie
  • Roberta Cimino

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