James Grace runs ultra-marathon for neuroscience research 

James Grace (on the right)We are enormously grateful to James Grace, who has raised over £300 plus Gift Aid for SITraN in 2016 by completing the Apocalypse Ultra 50 Marathon in Shropshire on 27 May in memory of his father, Alan Grace. Over the last three years, James has raised over £1,000 for SITraN to support their research into Motor Neurone Disease.

SITraN is the first institute in the world to develop the necessary critical mass and facilities to exploit the potential of modern neuroscience. Since opening in 2010, it has built a team of experts and collaborators from around the world to join in the search and development of better treatments for a range of neurodegenerative diseases. SITraN is making major impacts on the visibility of neurodegenerative diseases in the UK, and bringing new treatments and hope to patients and carers in the UK and around the world.

James Grace has, for the third year in a row, taken part in a gruelling challenge to raise funds for SITraN. In May James completed the intense Apocalypse Ultra 50 Marathon event in Shropshire. The event comprised four circuits run around the incredibly steep hills around Church Stretton, covering 50 miles and a jaw-dropping 10,000 feet of ascent.The hills James faced

After the event James said:

“The race was definitely an experience, the hills in Shropshire were a killer at times but in the end I managed to do enough to get an ultra medal … I hope the money goes to some use in helping those inflicted with the terrible diseases that your research will hopefully find a cure for one day. The pain on the day is definitely insignificant to what my Dad went through with MND.”

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