Middle Temple runners to take part in London Marathon 2017

On Sunday 23 April 2017 four brave souls from Middle Temple will be running the London Marathon on behalf of the Inn. This year we are aiming to raise £4,000 for our charities and kindly ask you to support our runners by donating.

The four runners for Middle Temple this year are:

 Sophie Shaw- Barrister at Brick Court

Sophie is currently one of the most junior tenants at Brick Court Chambers. She read Law at Clare College, Cambridge and studied at Utrecht University on an Erasmus Year. 

Sophie is delighted to be able to run the 2017 London Marathon to support the Middle Temple Scholarship Fund. As both keen runner who has entered the general ballot for the London Marathon 7 times without success and a grateful recipient of a Queen Mother Scholarship in 2013-14, she is very much looking forward to the challenge. 


James Keeley- Barrister at New Bridge Street Chambers

James Keeley owes a debt to Middle Temple and the help that the Inn has been to him throughout his career. “I came from a benefits, council flat and comprehensive school background”. He continues to enjoy a successful career at the Bar. He says:

"Middle Temple gave me financial support when I needed it. The Inn helped to open my eyes to the incredible world of the Bar. It's my duty to pay it back. Last year I served on the scholarship committee and was part of team of people that gave career and life changing money out to some amazing young men and women. I believe in the Bar. I believe in the future of the Bar. Above all I believe in the future of Middle Temple to continue to produce the future leaders of our profession. It is for all of these reasons that I am running in all sorts of weathers and at all times of the night and day, fitting my training into my busy practice, to run in the London Marathon for the Middle Temple Scholarship fund" 


Chloé Cina- Employed Barrister at HSBC

Chloé Cina was called to the Bar in 2005. After completion of a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the Venice Human Rights Centre, she worked for UNESCO in Paris from 2000-2004. She practiced at the Criminal Bar before joining the Treasury Solicitor's Department in 2008 where she worked predominantly in the National Security team. She progressed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as a legal adviser where she spent 2 years as the main lawyer on the Iran nuclear deal. She is now UK Head of Sanctions at HSBC.

Chloe, a mother of two, is running the London Marathon for the first time. She hopes to get round, raise money for good causes and not suffer any long term psychological or physical damage. She was already an active member of the Inn (advocacy trainer, student sponsor and Hall lunches) but thought she’d go 

Daniel Miles – Front of House Security at the Middle Temple

Daniel Miles is currently working for Middle Temple’s Front of House team and has been working at the Inn for around two years. He has been training vigorously to be ready for the upcoming Marathon. He says:

“The London Marathon has been on my bucket list ever since I was a little boy. I am over joyed to run and raise money for such a worthy cause, the Inn has been very good to me and I want to give back as much as I can! I have been training for months and even though my shins may not agree, I am ready to go the distance and hopefully pass the finish line!”

One step (or quite a few) further by pounding pavements for 26.2 miles. Please donate generously!

This year, in addition to raising money for the Middle Temple Scholarship Fund Appeal, we will be raising money for the Royal Society. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas. Their priorities include:

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement 

Through Virgin Money Giving, your donations will be quickly processed and passed to our charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on our behalf, if you are eligible to receive it, and pass that on to our charities. We, and the Royal Society, would like to thank you for your support and hope to see you cheering Middle Temple during the run on 23 April 2017. For more information on our charities and to donate please visit the donation page.