Swapping water for dry land, Olympic rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger will set the pace at this year’s London Legal Walk.

The postgraduate law student, who won a gold medal in the double sculls event at the London Olympics, will be part of the King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law team. When not sculling her way to victory, Grainger is working on a PhD in homicide.

The 10km walk, sponsored by the Law Society and the Gazette, takes place on Monday 20 May. Over 6,000 members of the legal profession are expected to take part in the walk, which raises funds for the legal advice sector. See the London Legal Support Trust site for more information.