Richard Greenwood, 36, is the Assistant director of Jesuit Missions, who signed up to run after a failed attempt to garner support for NOT running on social media! He will be running in one of our legendary Womble costumes and needs all the support he can get.
Andrew Kennedy, 40, is a former pupil and staff member of St Ignatius College in Enfield, and is currently the Deputy Headmaster of St John’s Beaumont. Andrew and his wife, Anne-Marie, will serve as training partners as they both prepare for this challenge!
Anne-Marie Kennedy, 38, is an assistant Headteacher at St Ignatius College, a Jesuit school in Enfield. She lists that one of her motivations in running the marathon is ‘to be a role model to the students so that they too can put their faith into action and be men and women for others.’ To support Anne-Marie’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
John Dawson is a former pupil of St Ignatius College, Enfield and is currently the school’s chaplain. He will turn 40 in the days following the marathon, and so decided to mark this milestone birthday with this memorable and exciting challenge! To support John’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page:
Christopher Lane, 62, is a school teacher in Bournemouth and is part of the Corpus Christi Parish in Boscombe. To support Chris’ efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Father Gerard Chaisson, 57, is a Catholic priest from Prince Edward Island, Canada, running in his 10th marathon! To support Father Gerard’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Father Patrick Magro, SJ, 48, is the Jesuit provincial in Malta. He is an experienced Marathon runner and has volunteered to run the Marathon dressed as one of Jesuit Missions’ iconic mascots, a Womble! To support Father Patrick’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Gabriel Cohen, 26, is a former pupil of Stonyhurst College and attended the Jesuit-run Catholic Chaplaincy during his studies at Oxford University. He is looking forward to the challenge of his first marathon, motivated to contribute in a small way to the vital work of Jesuit Missions. To support Gabriel’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Mario Farrugia, 41, is an accountant in Malta, and is joining forces with two Jesuits who are also based there to create a team within the team! Mario was educated by the Jesuits and has run a number of marathons in the past in support of their work. To support Mario’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Philip Harrison, SJ, 35 is a Jesuit in formation and has just returned to the UK after three years of theological study in Colombia. He is currently preparing for his priestly ordination in June. Philip has decided to run his first marathon for us, having witnessed first hand the work that we do in various countries. To support Philip’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Kevin Wyber, 67, is running in his first marathon in 30 years, and his first in support of Jesuit Missions. He is a long-term member of St. Aloysius parish in Glasgow, and although he is semi-retired, he keeps himself very busy as a volunteer coordinator and teacher of ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) to around 100 asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow. To support Kevin’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Peter Kilburn, 38, has run a number of marathons around the UK, but was inspired to run his first London marathon in support of Jesuit Missions after hearing director Paul Chitnis speak at Stonyhurst’s annual Easter retreat. To support Peter’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Sr Theo, CJ, Sister of the Congregation of Jesus, spent 7 months of 2017 in Guyana with the indigenous Amerindian people of Guyana’s interior, working alongside Jesuits and Ursuline sisters, supported by Jesuit Missions. Inspired by the first hand work she has witnessed, she has decided run the marathon to raise further vital funds. To support Theodora’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Marathon runner: from Guyana to London-Read Sr Theo’s exclusive interview here.
Felicity Hawksley, is running both the Paris marathon and the London marathon within two weeks of each other, both for Jesuit Missions! Inspired by her sister Theo’s stories from Guyana, she has decided to go that one step further. To support Felicity’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Jane Hellings, 55, is the Director of Development & Communications for the Jesuits in Britain. She has been supporting Jesuit Missions runners by writing their inspiring stories and taking their photos for the last five years and they have finally worn down her resistance and persuaded her to join them at the business end of running! To support Jane’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Nuala Doran, 48, mum and wife and now runner! Still not sure how I found myself as part of the Jesuit Missions 2018 Marathon Team, but here I am running as a challenge before I’m 50 and to show my boys you’re never too old to try new things – maybe I’ll try baking next time.