Spartan Race 2017 : Meet the Runners


On September 3rd the AKU Society will have 6 runners in the 2017 Spartan Race. This event has competitors take on a 5k course mixed with gruelling obstacles and endurance challenges. Our competitors have volunteered to take part in this event to raise some money for us here at the AKU Society.

We caught up with some of our runners to learn about why they are running the Spartan Race for us. 

Jamie Lee, Web Designer, Liverpool




1. Why are you running the Spartan Race? 

My friend Rob who works for the AKU Society told me about the race, I thought it would be a great way to raise some money for a charity and have fun at the same time. 

2. An interesting fact about yourself? 

I play in a band called Minor Injuries, I am also a part time model.       

3. How can people support your fundraising?

Through my Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesLee23


Caitlin Walls, Quality Assurance Officer, Ely




1. Why are you running the Spartan Race? 

I love a physical challenge so the Spartan Race sounded perfect for me. I have already begun my training and plan on finishing before everyone else! 

2. An interesting fact about yourself? 

Earlier this month I flew to Dublin and back in one day to run a mini-marathon for charity.   

3. How can people support your fundraising?

Through my Virgin Money Giving page: My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CaitlinWalls


Constance Anker, Parliamentary Assistant, Ely




1. Why are you running the Spartan Race? 

Rob told me about the event and it sounded like great fun and a chance to raise some money for the charity he works for. 

2. An interesting fact about yourself? 

I know all the words to the Sean Paul classic ‘Temperature’.  

3. How can people support your fundraising?

Through my Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ConstanceAnker


Robin Marshall, Admin & Events Officer, Ely




1. Why are you running the Spartan Race? 

Working for the AKU Society, I thought it looked like a fantastic way to do some community fundraising. 

2. An interesting fact about yourself? 

This will be my last event for the AKU Society, as I leave to start a new job at the end of July.   

3. How can people support your fundraising?

Through my Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobMarshall2


Olivia Wood, PR & Press Assistant, London




1. Why are you running the Spartan Race? 

Having done running events for charities in the past I really enjoy them.  I am also extremely competitive and plan to beat Caitlin to the finish line. 

2. An interesting fact about yourself? 

I ran a half marathon last year, so this will be a very easy event for me.

3. How can people support your fundraising?

Through my Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OliviaWood4


A big thank you to our runners for taking part in this event, we look forward to seeing how they get on! In the meantime, you can show your support for the AKU team by donating on their respective Virgin Money pages.




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