Eminent professor’s son completes half marathon in his father’s name

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Kate Cleaver

Quentin Emery has completed the Chester half marathon, successfully fundraising in his eminent father’s name.

Professor Alan Eglin Heathcote Emery spent his professional life researching muscular dystrophy.

Now his son Quentin, has run the Chester half marathon  to support Muscular Dystrophy UK’s research into the conditions his father fought to find cures for.

Quentin from Shipley in West Yorkshire, said: “I trained hard and I came in 140th of 5,500 runners – not bad. It has given me the bug to do more races, as I really enjoyed it. I managed to sustain an even pace for most of the race, actually managing the 2nd half quicker than the first which is unusual.”

The race went really well, I managed 1 hour 27 minutes and was the 3rd man over 50 years old to finish, so was really pleased plus I have almost collected the £500 I set out to raise.

Support Quentin’s fundraising here

If you’d like to find out about taking on an event like this and fundraising for MDUK, please get in touch with volunteerfundraising@musculardystrophyuk.org or call our fundraising hotline on 0300 012 0172.

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