On 16th October 2011 a small team from University hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) took part in the Amsterdam Marathon
New to running, pharmacist Vicky Hoskins completed the 8K with relative ease. Staff nurse Emma Widowson accepted the challenge of her first marathon, breaking the magic 4-hour barrier. SAM Secretary Mark Holland came out of retirement from long distance running and sported a SAM t-shirt which displayed not only the logo but the dates of next year’s meetings and the SAM website address. Star performer was consultant acute physician Dr Olivier Gaillemin who sprinted around the city in 2 hours 56 minutes, placing him in the top 400 out of 10000 finishers.
The UHSM team are now planning to recruit AMU staff for a run in June 2012 to coincide with the Acute Medicine Awareness Day. The SAM logo will again be on display.