Panto camel’s marathon world record bid

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STUDENTS from the University of Sheffield orienteering club are hoping to break a world record in the city’s half marathon - when they attempt to become the fastest pantomime camels ever to run the distance.

The current record is two hours, 19 minutes and 13 seconds and two camels from the club will line up at the start in a bid to break it on Sunday, May 27.

They will be joined by other club members who will also dress as animals.

All will be raising funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Unicef, in memory of their former orienteering club friend Ed Manwairing who died from lymphoma.

Dr John Snowden, consultant haematologist and director of stem cell transplantation at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield, said: “It’s always devastating to hear about the tragic loss of a young life to a blood or bone marrow cancer - still the most common cause of cancer death in teenagers and young adults.

“Supporting Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research will help towards the goal of cure for all patients.”