Grace O'Malley Kumar Foundation

A few words about

Luke's half marathon

We are thrilled to share the remarkable accomplishment of Luke, a friend of Grace O’Malley-Kumar. Luke’s journey with Grace began at the Bancroft School, where they both attended.. Their friendship, built over years of shared experiences, had a profound impact, and Luke’s recent endeavors are a testament to that bond. Grace was always passionate with sport and always wanted to get her friends involved with sporting activities.

Luke, with a newfound passion for endurance sports, recently embarked on an ambitious challenge that goes beyond physical endurance – it’s a tribute to the spirit of determination and resilience. Not content with completing just one half marathon, Luke set his sights higher. He participated in the renowned Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham, an event close to our hearts for its spirit and community involvement. A large group of Grace’s childhood friends as well as school friends came together and ran it, crossing the line all together.

But Luke didn’t stop there. He went on to participate in the Manchester Half Marathon, a testament to his unwavering commitment and dedication. Surrounded by his supportive university friends and wearing the special running vests made for the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon and the Royal Oak Half Marathon, Luke showed incredible stamina and focus.

Running of the Marathon

His performance at the Manchester Half Marathon was nothing short of inspiring. Luke completed the 13.1 miles in an impressive 1 hour and 36 minutes, a fantastic achievement that speaks volumes about his dedication and hard work. This accomplishment isn’t just about the time clocked; it’s about the spirit and diligence that helped him get across the finish line.

We at the Grace O’Malley-Kumar Foundation want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Luke. His dedication to running these marathons not only honors his friendship with Grace but also helps in forwarding the causes she deeply cared about. Luke’s efforts resonate with the core values of our foundation – inspiring others through action, fostering a sense of community, and embodying the resilience that Grace herself showed throughout her life.

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