21 Aug

Royal Appointment For Olympians

Mark Hunter

Olympians Mark Hunter and Kate Dennison are switching sports to take part in this year's Royal Parks Foundation half marathon. Rowing star Hunter (pictured) won gold in the lightweight double sculls with partner Zac Purchase in Beijing 2008, which the duo followed up with silver at London 2012.

Pole vaulter Kate Dennison, who represented Team GB in Beijing and London, is a former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. The duo will take part in the central London race on behalf of children's charity, Right to Play, for which they are both ambassadors.

Hunter has been a Right To Play ambassador since February 2009, and he visited the charity's programmes that empower and educate children through sport and play activities in Tanzania last autumn. "After my trip to Tanzania I saw how Right To Play changes children's lives and gives them a chance through sport and play. Join me in running the Royal Parks Foundation half marathon for Right To Play and help make a difference!"

The Royal Parks half marathon will take place on Sunday 6 October, to find out more about fundraising for Right to Play, visit the charity website.