Dr Oliver Pooley Completes London Marathon

  • Runners taking part in the London Marathon
  • Runners approaching the start line of the London Marathon
  • A man with short dark hair and freckles crossing the finish line of the London Marathon
5 October, 2021

Philosophy Fellow Dr Oliver Pooley completed the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October. He was running in support of the charity Helping Hands Essex, which was co-founded by his father, Orielensis Graham Pooley (PPE, 1967).

Oliver completed the 26.2-mile marathon in an impressive time of 3:19:12, which placed him 594th in his category and 4,242th overall (out of over 35,000 in-person runners). His participation had been delayed following the postponement of the 2020 event. This year's marathon was a hybrid event, with an estimated 80,000 runners taking part in person and virtually via an app.

Oliver was proud to be able to run in support Helping Hands Essex, the charity co-founded by his father in 2012. Helping Hands Essex is the only charity in Essex offering residential and non-residential rehabilitation for recovery against addiction, with a particular focus on vulnerable adults who are homeless or facing homelessness.

If you would like to lend your support to the charity, you can make a donation via Oliver's Virgin Money Giving fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OliverPooley.