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11 February

OV’s Ultra-amazing Ultramarathon

OV Alice Evans (S 11-18 and King’s St Alban’s) is in training for a phenomenal 100Km non-stop ultramarathon in May 2022 to raise funding for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The Threshold Race to the Castle will take Alice along the Northumbrian coast, finishing at the stunning Bamburgh Castle.

Alice explained why she chose to take on this incredible challenge to fundraise for Pancreatic Cancer UK: “It’s a charity that has become very important to me as I study pancreatic cancer and hear the stories of those affected by it. It is one of the toughest cancers to treat, with a median survival time of just three and a half months from diagnosis. Funding is vital to continue research into the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools, which could help improve the outlook for patients. I’m hoping to make a difference to this through research but want to raise money for patients who are suffering with the disease now.”

Ultramarathon Alice Evans

Speaking about the ultramarathon, Alice continued, “The race will probably take over 12 hours to complete. It’ll be a huge challenge as I’ve only run just over half this distance before. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated, and to those who have been mad enough to offer to run bits with me; I can’t wait to get started!”

This is an amazing feat, Alice, and we wish you all the best. Should any OVs want to learn more, please get in touch with us at alumni@ksw.org.uk.