Massage Marathon Tue, 30 June 2009 Students from Tameside College travelled to Blackpool to take part in a ‘Marathon Massage’, where they helped marathon runners relieve their aches and pains. Both the full and half marathons took place, with seven Sports Massage students helping the tired athletes. In return for their massage each runner contributed generously, which was donated to Cancer Research UK. Altogether students raised a grand total of £327. Sports tutor, Maria Cacia said, "It’s been an excellent experience for the students. They have learnt a lot and received good feedback for the treatments they gave to the athletes."