A Seminarian from the Scots College has taken on a marathon challenge to support and promote a charity that formed a lasting impression on him during his Summer placement.
After experiencing the work of St. Margaret’s Hospice in Clydebank, last summer, the Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Andrew McGowan, has been inspired to raise funds for the Hospice.
Andrew, who is studying Theology here in Rome, at the Angelicum, has decided to put his favourite activity of running to good use by entering himself into the Maratona di Roma, or Rome Marathon on the 10th April. The route, which begins and ends on the Via dei Fori Imperiali in the centre of the city, follows the Tiber for a long portion and passes landmarks such as St. Peter’s, Piazza del Popolo, the Colosseum and St. Paul’s outside the Walls and covers the required 26 miles 385 yards of a marathon. Training for this distance takes up a lot of time, and Andrew admits that “Training is tough and requires me to run distances of between 30 and 40 miles a week.” However, for the seminarian from Glasgow, competing in and completing a marathon is “one of the things still to achieve…”
St. Margaret’s Hospice needs £40,000 a week just to stay open and continue providing the service it provides to the community. Andrew has set himself the challenge of raising as much money as possible… and crossing the finish line of course! If you would like to support Andrew in his efforts, you can Click here to find out more details.
Keep an eye on the Scots College Facebook, Twitter and Website for updates on Andrew’s marathon progress.