Students get hands-on experience at world's biggest half marathon
Second and third year students on the BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Therapy degree course volunteered to travel up to South Shields last Sunday, providing post-event massage to over 450 runners who were raising funds for different charities, which included: St Gemma's Hospice, The MS Trust, Marie Curie, Leonard Cheshire, Toma Charity, Cystic Fibrosis and Martin House Children's Hospice.
Course Leader, Kate Randerson, commented: "This was a great fundraising day for all the charities who expressed their thanks to the students for giving up their time and working with the runners and organisers. All the runners expressed their thanks for the efforts of our students who volunteered to take part in this annual event; stating that it was an added incentive to cross the finish line and achieve their goal.
"Accompanying tutors from Sports Therapy, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy would like to congratulate the students who willingly gave their time prior to the start of the University academic year; their enthusiasm, humour and professionalism was noted by everyone they came into contact with and they were excellent ambassadors for Sports Therapy and our University."Well done to each and every one of them."