St Hugh’s College has entered 72 runners into this year’s Oxford Town and Gown race - making this the largest college team to take part in 2022.

The entrants from the college have raised £691 for Muscular Dystrophy UK, the charity that organises and puts on this race every year.

The Oxford Town and Gown is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday - and close to 5,000 runners are expected. Entries are still open.

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Tessa Wood, communications manager at St Hugh’s College, said: We are so excited about being one of the largest teams taking part in this year’s event. The size of the team really reflects the feeling of community and team spirit within St Hugh’s college.

“The event is unique because you get to run through the magnificent city of Oxford and its beautiful parks.

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“St Hugh’s are delighted to be able to support the event, not just because of the funds it raises for charity, but because it is an inclusive event, which brings together people of all abilities and promotes both physical and mental wellbeing.”

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She added: “Muscular Dystrophy UK is a tremendous charity which is helping so many people living with muscle-wasting conditions, not just through research, but on a day to basis - improving care and quality of life, and ensuring physical and mental health is at the top of the agenda.”

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The charity supports 110,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.

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