The event took place as schedule on a beautiful spring evening in May. Journalist and photographer from the Enfield Independent were there to cover the event.
Montell Douglas, Middlesex student and commonwealth gold medalist was invited to start the event. “It’s great to see so many people getting involved in activities such as these, that will not only keep them fit and are fun, but also raise money for a worthwhile cause.” Kate Dunster (photo – second from the right), a staff member from the Hendon campus, welcomed the chance to take part: “It’s great to have such a positive event organised by work.”
Over 250 people participated in the event, while 141 of those people were Middlesex staff and students. Mel Parker, Head of Sport at Middlesex University, said: “The Fun Run was a great success and it was pleasing to see that the turnout was up on last year.” A total of 108 staff members and 33 students participated in the Fun Run and Health Walk.
The following day the headline on the Staff Intranet read, “Middlesex staff help put the fun back into fundraising.” In total, £1,752 was raised for Save the Children which exceeded our target of £1000.
After the event the Fun Run Committee celebrated with a pint of cold British larger while we reflecting on the satisfaction of meeting our campaign objectives. It was a very reward experience and it seemed a fitting finally to complete the 5km circuit alive.