Epilepsy Research UK is proud to announce our 2021 London Marathon team – and what a brilliant and varied team it is! There are new faces, seasoned supporters, established runners, marathon first-timers, researchers and most importantly – people with epilepsy.

This year’s highly anticipated marathon is taking place on Sunday, October 3rd – 18 months after it was originally scheduled – and we’re delighted to be able to cheer on our runners in person once more! Joining #TeamERUK for the biggest sporting event of the year are 12 incredible supporters: Clare, James, Edward, David, Matt, Niall, Samantha, Katy, Rachel, John, Charlie, and not forgetting this years’ team captain, Epilepsy Research UK SAC Chair Professor Mike Cousin: “Seeing the dedication of both supporters and the team, how could I say no when asked to run for Epilepsy Research UK?”

In the build-up to the big day, we’ll be celebrating our fantastic #TeamERUK London Marathon runners by transforming them into “Top Champs” playing cards – keep an eye out on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out the all-important stats… Who has the top speed? Who has banked the most marathons? And who has the weirdest fact to share about themselves? Each day we will be revealing a new #ERUKTopChamps on our website, until the weekend of the marathon – you’ll be able to view and save the cards here.

We’re kicking things off with Team Captain, Professor Mike Cousin, who is also Chair of the Epilepsy Research UK Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Professor of Neuronal Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. This is Professor Cousin’s first marathon and today we’re delighted to share his #ERUKTopChamps card…

Whose #ERUKTopChamps will be next? You’ll have to wait and see…


Anyone who’s taken on a marathon will tell you it’s not something to be entered into lightly; training requires commitment, determination and copious amounts of anti-chaffing balm! We’d like to give a massive shout out to this years’ runners for their dedication, especially in these uncertain times. They’ve faced numerous delays and pushbacks but have kept up with their training and shown incredible resilience. Thank you – we can’t wait to cheer you on the day!

Visit our #ERUKTopChamps page here