Our London Marathon heroes raise £11.5k and counting!
On Sunday 22nd April our eight runners took part in the hottest London Marathon on record! The temperature reached 23C as they made their way around the 26.2 mile course. Thank you to all of our runners for braving the heat and raising vital funds for the Monitoring for Mums Appeal!
Michael Dawson, Leanne Oakes and Gary Oakes (pictured left) have raised over £3,400! You can still make a donation to the Oakes Farm Shop Just Giving page here.
Leanne said, “It was a very painful day! We’re all hobbling around but we are all soooooo proud of ourselves! It’s a day I will NEVER forget, other than a few blisters and aching legs, I’m still standing and weirdly looking forward to my next marathon!”
Michael was our fastest finisher, completing the course in 04:18:08! Gary suffered a cramp which forced him to slow down toward the end and finish in 05:14:33. Leanne completed the course in 06:22:25.
Richard Walker, Richard Barrett-Constantinou and Bun Constantinou (pictured right) have raised over £6,000 collectively with some offline donations still to be counted! To make a donation to their respective online fundraising pages click on their names above.
Richard Walker completed the marathon in 05:10:36 and said, “I was feeling rather delicate over the past couple of days but my legs are starting to work properly again now and my feet are recovering nicely!”
The battle between father and son, Richard and Bun, was won by Richard at 06:52:11, but Bun was close behind with a time of 06:55:53.
At 60 year’s old Frank Williamson ran his first ever marathon in 04:36:40!
“I had an amazing day, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible and the crowd
were fantastic cheering everybody on!”
Frank has raised nearly £1,000 for the Monitoring for Mums Appeal, and he also produced all of our running vests, t-shirts and hats! If you would like to sponsor Frank click here!
After being forced to pull out of last year’s London Marathon due to injury Olivia Roe was determined to take part this time around!
“I’m very happy I completed the Marathon. I took it super slowly in the hot weather, but my legs and feet are definitely the worse for wear! It’s been great to raise funds for Baby Lifeline.”
Olivia completed the marathon in 07:39:27 and has raised over £1,500 for our appeal. You can donate to Olivia’s fundraising page here.
If you are feeling inspired and would like to run in next year’s London Marathon, the public ballot entry system opens on Monday 30th April for 5 days only! Click here to find out more. Baby Lifeline has very limited charity places available for the marathon so if you would like run for us please apply for the public ballot in the first instance as this gives us the opportunity to expand our team and raise more funds for the Monitoring for Mums Appeal. Good luck!