We are often in awe of the incredible feats our wonderful supporters overcome in making a difference to those we support.
The dedication and determination we admire so much was in abundance on Sunday 26 April, when no less than 30 marvellous marathoners set out to sprint their way to victory as part of Team Revitalise in this year’s London Marathon.
Over 37,500 people set out to complete the challenging 26.2 mile run from Blackheath to Westminster, taking in some of London’s most iconic landmarks along the route. While we eagerly awaited the familiar faces of our runners in the crowd, we even got to catch a glimpse of iconic sportswoman Paula Radcliffe, who had tied the laces of her running shoes to complete the London Marathon one last time.
The wave of energy and enthusiasm that surrounded us at our cheering point was still palpable as our runners began to filter in from the brisk afternoon air to join us at our post-race reception hosted at the grand Institute of Directors, right at the heart of London’s Pall Mall. First to join us was returning Team Revitalise runner Ed Muboro, who not only achieved an impressive total of ten Marathons to date, but also completed the challenge in a near Elite time of 03:01:25!
As our runners’ friends and family embraced their loved ones and glowed with pride at the sight of them clutching their well-deserved medals, it was clear to see that a sheer dedication to our charity is what had spurred them on to cross the finish line. We too were just as eager to share in our runners’ joy and thoroughly enjoyed updating our social media with a flurry of live Tweets and Facebook posts throughout the day, we hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did!
As always, we want to say a huge thank you to each and every member of Team Revitalise who took on this year’s London Marathon for us including our very own Trustee Phillip White. You are the people who truly do make all the difference .We are also elated to share some exclusive news with you all – collectively, Team Revitalise are expected to have raised an estimated £20,000 for our charity! Wow. Thank you!
This could be you in next year’s race! If you would like to find out more about any of our other running events, or any other activities that are scheduled into our events calendar throughout the year then please visit our Events page by clicking here