In at the sweaty end

April 12, 2002

Students at University College, Northampton, are to help out at the London Marathon on Sunday. But, as recruitment drives go, The Diary can't help wondering whether something a little less sweaty and smelly would be more appealing.

Steve Avil, acting head of podiatry at the college, said:

"Runners will be limping into our marquee to get much-needed leg massage, blisters popped, strained ankles looked at and damaged nails removed. It is a fantastic experience for our year-three students, who get hands-on experience at treating fresh injuries and even get to treat a few celebrities."

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