Wow. What a great event. 13 miles of running on closed roads in sunny central London to live music.
20 gorgeous, toned and athletic team brainstrust runners hip-hopped, dub-stepped and boogied their way around the course raising a fantastic £8000 for our work to support brain tumour patients and their carers from around the UK.
One family, who we most definitely can’t let go below the radar were the Bridgeman’s who raised a stunning £4123 for brainstrust to mark the anniversary of Husband and Dad, Keith’s passing following a battle against brain cancer.
Janet, Keith’s wife, said “There was a really good atmosphere and I can honestly say we were five very chuffed people at the finish. We raised a glass to Keith when we met up after the race for pizza and drinks with friends and family on Blackheath.
Keith was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in February 2001. He was only 52 when he died seven months later. He had always been fit and healthy, it was a great shock which still reverberates. He was a very gentle, loving man and that has helped us but his loss is still felt very much. It was a tremendously difficult seven months on so many levels and I certainly felt very isolated. It would have been good to have linked in with an organisation such as brainstrust. Great though to learn about you now and I’m sure we will as a family been keen to support and help from now on.”
So, to Janet, Sarah, Katie, Tom and George – THANK YOU, from all at brainstrust.
We are equally indebted to Allanah, Susannah, Thomas, Alison, Renay, Daniel, Angus, Kate, Sofia, Heather, Nikesh, Sath, Jayesh, Brian and Hugo who all made our team brainstrust running shirts look good and helped us achieve this magnicent fundraising total.
So will we be back next year? DEFINITELY. If you’d like to save a spot in next year’s event, then drop us a line on 01983 292405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Need persuading? Well we have it on good authority that this is “THE BEST HALF MARATHON EVER”.
See you there!