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

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

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