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ICR Director takes on her first Marathon 

Dr Fiona Hemsley, Director of Research Operations at the ICR, joined our 17-strong London Marathon team and took on the 26.2 mile course on Sunday 26 April.

Fiona Hemsley, Bernadette Fry and Kish Hyde_London Marathon 2015

Running is a new passion for Fiona. She took up the sport in autumn 2012 and already has a 10k run and several half marathons under her belt. 

Fiona said: “I surprised myself with how much I took to the training and my rapid improvement. I really enjoyed every minute of it. The knowledge that my hard work will make a difference to the ICR’s research was a real incentive when I headed out to train on those cold nights. Training with Bernie and Kish also really helped spur me on to reach my goals.”

Charlotte Orrell-Jones, Head of Events at the ICR, said: “The London Marathon is a real highlight in our events calendar, and it is wonderful to have had the support of Fiona, along with the rest of our amazing running team. Their hard work and determination to support our work is really appreciated.”

If you are inspired by this story and would like to run for the ICR in next year's London Marathon email [email protected] to join our running team, or see our Sports and challenges page for event listings throughout 2015 and 2016.

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