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Meet the runner

Nearly 100 of our students, staff and alumni are set to take part in this Sunday's (8th March 2020) Cambridge Half-Marathon, running a new route which includes the College grounds.

We caught up with Anderson, a second year Veterinary Science student, to hear about his preparation and the charity he's raising money for.

"This will be my first half marathon. Due to university life, I have been unable to volunteer at my local wildlife rescue centre charity in Staffordshire. I thought what better way is there to combine helping an amazing charity with a reason to procrastinate from my degree by going on runs!

"I am running for the British Wildlife Rescue Centre . They rescue over 2,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals a year, rehabilitate them to full health and release them back into the wild. Volunteering for the charity inspired me that veterinary medicine really was the career for me; the passion and work that goes into every single animal each day there is truly amazing. They have recently had a tough year due to relocating and so need to try raise enough funds for all of the projects that will allow them to rehabilitate as many animals of as many different species. Therefore I decided to put on my training shoes and (attempt) to run the Cambridge Half Marathon in aid of this great cause."

You can wish Anderson good luck and find out more about his studies on Twitter at @cambtweetvet, one of the Cambridge Student Union subject outreach social media accounts.

The Cambridge Half Marathon will see over 12,000 runners take to the City's streets. The new course will run through both King's College and our grounds for the first time. 

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