It's been a busy few months for Saul Moorhouse. His first child was born late last month yet, in between nappy changes and feeds, he has somehow also found time to train for this year's London Marathon, which he is running on behalf of SHINE. Ahead of the event on Sunday, 26 April, SHINE caught up with Saul to discover why he decided to raise money for SHINE and to find out how training is going.
Tell us about yourself
I’m Saul. I’m a scientist, a birdwatcher, a triathlete, and a new dad. I’m lucky enough to have been selected for a place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, running to raise money for SHINE.
What is your motivation to run in support of SHINE?
It was very important to me to be able to run the London Marathon raising money for SHINE.
I come from a small town in the West Yorkshire Pennines called Todmorden. So the issue of children’s education in the North is really important to me.
At sixth form college, I supported after-school education clubs in my spare time and I witnessed first-hand the positive impact of some of the initiatives like those that SHINE supports.
From tutoring Chemistry at Oxford University during my studies, to providing mentoring at local schools where I work now, supporting education and the development of young people has always been important to me.