Congratulations to Alice Kneeshaw for completing the London Marathon on Sunday (April 21st)!

Alice, who is a Senior Chef de Partie here at King’s, says that the gruelling 42-kilometre challenge was the best experience of her life.

Alice has dreamt of taking part in the London Marathon ever since she was a little girl. She not only wanted to put her stamina to the test but she also wanted to raise funds and awareness for Asthma + Lung UK, a charity that King’s has supported for years.

Alice crossed the finish line in 6 hours, 2 minutes and 55 seconds, and she has so far raised more than £600 in sponsorship, thanks to generous family, friends and colleagues.

Alice said: “Crossing the finish line was incredible! I cannot explain the feeling. It was the best experience of my life. It was hard but the atmosphere got me through it! I had cramp in my left foot from the ninth mile that I could not shift but I managed to carry on.”

It was Alice’s first ever marathon. She had entered the ballot for 10 years but was not successful up until this year. Alice said: “My dad has completed four marathons so I have always been inspired to take part by him. However, I mainly decided to do this to challenge myself and to prove that you can do anything if you really want to. I also struggle with my mental health and training for the marathon has really helped me! I have dreamt of doing this since I was a little girl so it is a dream come true for me.”

When asked if she would run another marathon, Alice said: “I am definitely up for doing it again!”

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