Centre Manager completes Sheffield 10K

By 28th September 2022 Blog

Sara Bacon raises funds for vital genetic research 


Dr Sara Bacon, Manager of the NTDC, has completed the Sheffield 10k in impressive time.

Sara finished the route in 1 hour, 5 minutes, which she ran in memory of her dad who passed away in 2016. 

Sara and fellow colleagues from the University of Sheffield (UoS), including NTDC Operations Manager, Jared Carnie, took part in the 10k race at the weekend.

Sara said: “Running the 10k was a great experience and I was happy to be part of the university team in helping to raise funds for genetic disease research

“All the support of people on the route, the marshals, and volunteers made the Sheffield 10k a great event, and I felt really supported. I just have to see which event I can aim for next – hopefully the Sheffield half marathon in March 2023!”

Sara with the medal she received

The UoS Team 10K runners collectively raised more than £1400 which will go towards researching ways of improving gene therapy treatment for patients with genetic disorders.

Sarah Barnes, Fundraising Officer, for the University of Sheffield, said: “A big thank you to the 14 alumni, staff and students who took on the Sheffield 10k this Sunday to fundraise for genetic disease research at the University of Sheffield. 

“For many brave families, gene therapy is the miracle they hope and pray for. The money raised by Team 10K will help researchers right here in Sheffield get one step closer to new treatments that will eventually change the landscape of genetic disease forever.” 

You can help the fundraising team by making donations here.