LLHM Runner: Kate Gerrand25 May 2021 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine https://lshtm.ac.uk/themes/custom/lshtm/images/lshtm-logo-black.png
“I’m excited for my first ever road race around the most scenic parts of London for a fantastic cause. In my work in COVID-19 research and therapeutics response, we work with LSHTM colleagues constantly. LSHTM’s response to COVID-19 has been excellent, they have contributed enormously to the UK response. Like most of us, my everyday life has been completely turned upside down by COVID-19. However, I have had the privilege to continue working and focus on COVID research policy for the NIHR, as well as finishing my MSc at the same time. By running the LLHM, I want to contribute to the mission of pandemic preparedness as well as supporting the next generation of public health researchers and practitioners.
“Although I usually only ever run when chasing a ball, I’m spending the next two months training to run the furthest distance I have ever gone. If you’re looking for a running buddy, let me know; I’m always looking for more friends to keep me company on the longer ones.”