On the 22 April they gave up their Sunday to run through the streets of London with over 38,000 others for the biggest and hottest London Marathon ever.
The day was a complete success, with all of the runners finishing the marathon in fantastic times. They were undoubtedly helped by the tens of thousands of spectators cheering and spurring them on, but they also finished because of their commitment and dedication.
We would like to thank the RedR London Marathon team for training so hard over the recent months and for running over 100 miles on behalf of RedR. Together they have fundraised over £15,000, and are expecting much more in matched funding, which will help us continue to provide vital humanitarian support across the world.
Many thanks to John Mills, Andrew Cowell, Andrew Hill, Ivan Williams and Jan Davis.
This is Ivan's third year (!) running for RedR.
"I’m extremely pleased and honoured to have been given the opportunity to run the London Marathon for RedR UK for the 3rd year in a row. As previous years London didn’t disappoint and provided a great spectacle yet again!
The unusually high temperatures on the day made it extremely hard going at times and any thoughts of attacking a Marathon PB for me disappeared at around 25km in. However, a combination of the camaraderie with other fantastic marathon runners and the hugely supportive London crowds all around the route provided more than enough inspiration to keep pushing forwards when the going got tough."