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Delighted that Patrick Rickles is running the Royal Parks Half for us

Delighted that Patrick Rickles is running the Royal Parks Half for us

On Sunday 8th October Patrick Rickles, a Research Associate at UCL, will run the scenic Royal Parks Half Marathon. Winding its way through world-famous landmarks of London on closed roads, it passes through four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St Jame's Park and Kensington Gardens.  Patrick is raising money to support our work, improving the experience of patients.

Patrick Rickles is a full-time Research Associate for the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group (www.ucl.ac.uk/excites) and a part-time PhD student researching how to improve the learning experience for people coming from different disciplines who want to learn Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (www.patrickrickles.com). Patrick’s mum was a nurse and his father, who was in the military, is in good health today because of the amazing skills and compassion of health care workers and associated services. 

Patrick and his sister, who lives in New York City, came up with the idea and challenge to run the New York City Marathon by 2020 and raise money for charities along the way to benefit doctors and nurses, hospitals, volunteers, and patients in both the UK and America.

The photo of him is from the Hackney Half Marathon, his first half marathon, and he’s looking forward to running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising money for UCLH Charitable Foundation. If you would like to support Patrick please donate using his JustGiving page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Patrick-Rickles), to give to a good cause.

We are very grateful to Patrick for his support and wish him the very best with his training and fundraising. 

If you are interested in taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon please contact hannah.persaud@uclh.nhs.uk for more information, thank you.