Roehampton student's success in half-marathon

Congratulations to Jonathan Cornish (2nd year, BA in Primary Education) who finished in 5th place in his first ever half-marathon. Jonathan achieved this feat in the Basingstoke half-marathon against 1400 other runners.

Posted: 8 November 2013

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Jonathan was rewarded with a trophy for his high placing in the Basingstoke half-marathon. It was presented to him by Paul O'Prey, Roehampton's Vice-Chancellor and Laurence Benson, Registrar and University Secretary.

Jonathan first took up running whilst at school in Kenya, where he discovered that he had an aptitude for cross-country running. Normally covering distances of between 5 and 10k, Jonathan has represented the University of Roehampton in the London colleges Cross Country league, British Universities (BUCS) athletics Championships -where he set a personal best in 2013 -as well as winning the University of Roehampton 10k run in 2013.

Jonathan trains with the Wimbledon Hercules. He has also recently been training with Roehampton alum Paskar Owor, who won gold for the University in the men’s 5,000m at the 2012 (BUCS) Athletics Championships.

As well as the running, Jonathan is a keen golfer. As one of the Captains of the University Golf Club, he has been working to forge a link between the University and Richmond Golf Club, which is based in Richmond Park, as well as helping to set up lessons for new and aspiring players. Jonathan is, as James Ayres, Sports Roehampton Manager states: “a valuable member of Sport Roehampton, achieving success through his own performance whilst encouraging and supporting others to get involved and try something new.”

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