Marathon Success for Peacock!

Hughsie completes six half marathons in 35 days for Parkinson’s UK

Ben Peacock, a St Hugh’s law student, has today completed his sixth half marathon in as many weekends.

Having made the decision to take time out of study for health reasons in May, Ben set himself the challenge in an attempt to stay busy and motivated. Since then he has raised over £1000, running an impressive 78.6 miles during just over 770 “painful” minutes. He hopes to raise over £1500 as the final donations come in.

Today he finished the last run, completing a 13.1-mile loop nearby his home in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester. During the challenge, he seen off the English Half Marathon, Robin Hood Half Marathon, Great Cumbrian Run, and Oxford Half Marathon.

Speaking to The Swan, Ben said that “I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me, be it though sponsorship or passing on wishes of good luck. I am also incredibly grateful to the St Hugh’s JCR for paying my event entry fees”.

For anyone who would still like to back Ben, you can do so by visiting, texting “BENP56” and an amount (either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070, or by dropping him an email (

Ben shortly after finishing the Robin Hood Marathon. Photo: Benjamin Peacock
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