We’re shining a spotlight on our incredible London Marathon runners, who together have so far raised over £14,000, an incredible show of support for people with a brain tumour.
Typically held in April, this year’s London Marathon took place on Sunday 3rd October, and the Virtual London Marathon was also staged on the same day.
This year we were delighted to welcome a wonderful eight runners to #teambrainstrust, seven who ran in London and one, Alice, who completed her marathon virtually.
Alice chose to complete her marathon with a route which started in Polstead, Colchester, and ended at Pin Mill, on the River Orwell, Ipswich, and she actually covered 28 miles, going 1.8 miles further than the usual London Marathon distance, thanks to a few wrong turns! Alice was joined by her sister-in-law and even received a donation along the route from two well-wishers.
Our runners in London included our Head of Support, Jane, who is on her way to complete the inspiring challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months, with London Marathon her third.
Also running in London was Adam, who had set himself the epic challenge of completing 15 marathons in 15 days to mark 15 years of brainstrust. Adam’s fifteenth marathon was the London Marathon, and he says, his favourite of them all and not just because it was the last.
Adam and Jane were joined in London by team members Carol, Ethan, Spencer, Michelle, and Charlie. Spencer credited the support he received from his family for helping him along the way, and Charlie commented, ‘It was a pleasure to run for brainstrust. A charity that provided so much support for my family’.
For Carol and Ethan the London Marathon was their first ever. Ethan reflected:
“This was my first London Marathon and it’s safe to say the occasion blew me away! It’s clear that everyone is running for a reason, and the community vibe in everyone coming together to celebrate this occasion is what surprised me – the support was honestly incredible. It made me feel like I was winning an Olympic race. I was chuffed with my 3h 16m time with less than 6 weeks’ training too. I couldn’t recommend signing up for this race any more – an opportunity to raise money and help others, a personal challenge, a chance to get fit, and one of the best atmospheres I’ve experienced!
I am very proud and happy to raise a good sum of money for an amazing cause in brainstrust, who were there for my family in the time we needed it most. This is the least I could do – and hope that the charity continue to help others like our family. Brain cancer doesn’t get enough attention in our opinion, it’s time we raised awareness!”
We couldn’t be more grateful to our superstars, their families and friends, for all their incredible support. Thank you #Teambrainstrust!