Virtual London Marathon success!

A huge thank you to everyone who ran the virtual London Marathon in aid of Henshaws last weekend - we are pleased to announce that collectively our four runners raised an impressive £4,191 for our charity!

Andrew's marathon story

Andrew, of Berwins Solicitors in North Yorkshire, said “Running the virtual London Marathon was a fabulous and unique experience. I was surrounded by my family, friends, neighbours and colleagues who all supported me with cheers and by running with me – someone was with me the whole way! I even had a finishing tape to hold aloft at the end!

It was truly a team effort and a really positive day raising funds for a really positive charity – Henshaws!

I think I’m happy in this photo as I’m not far from the finish at that point….!”

Virtual London Marathon
Virtual London Marathon

James' marathon story

James planned a scenic route, and told us: “We found a beautiful route to do the Virtual London Marathon for Henshaws, up in the Peak District at Lady Bower Lake…..I wish I had found a flatter route in hindsight! It was a honour to represent Henshaws, as it is such a worthwhile and beneficial charity in the community.”

Dalat’s marathon story

Dalat managed the run despite an ankle injury and said: “I did run and strapped/bandaged the ankle. Felt a bit weird doing the run, however the app was fantastic – can’t wait (fingers crossed) for the “real” thing next year!”

Sean's marathon story

Sean, who was already a Henshaws fundraising hero after his efforts back in April for the 2.6 Challenge says: “‘I decided to be one of the first to start the race and set off at midnight. The London marathon app was amazing – funny hearing about the landmarks I would have been passing and comparing it to the delights of Grimsby. I will take 4 hours 43 minutes with a 12 minute break half way! But good to relax and watch the elites knowing I have finished. Not sure I will ever finish before Eliud Kipchoge again!”

Virtual London Marathon

Fancy running a marathon for Henshaws?

The ballot for the 2021 London Marathon closed last week; visually impaired runners who are successful in the ballot have the option to run with a guide. If you would like any further information about supporting our charity by completing the marathon, please contact Kat in our Fundraising department on 0300 222 5555 or email kat.parry@henshaws.org.uk

Well done to all of our runners and thank you so much for your support!

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