Congratulations to Jade Sullivan, our Client Services Executive, for completing the London Marathon and raising over £3k for the Royal Marsden! The 2023 London Marathon was the biggest ever, with more than 48,000 runners taking part to raise funds for a variety of good causes.
Runners began the route from Greenwich Park, before looping past London landmarks including Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. They crossed the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall.
Jade had been training hard for months. Despite some challenging rain throughout the event, she completed the course in a very respectable 4 hours and thirty-eight minutes.
Thousands of spectators lined the streets to offer water, food, or just shouts of encouragement. At the time of writing, Jade has raised an incredible £3,260 for the Royal Marsden Cancer charity!
Racers ranged in age from 90-year-old David Picksley, to Lana Dales, who turned 18 the day before the race.
Among the famous faces who took part was Radio 1 presenter and DJ Adele Roberts – less than a year after she was given the all-clear following treatment for bowel cancer.
Marcus Mumford, the frontman of folk band Mumford & Sons, and actor Josh O’Connor, who played Prince Charles in the Netflix series The Crown, were among those running.
Great Britain’s Mo Farah had an emotional day in London after announcing that this year’s race will be his last, as he begins to think about retirement.
The women’s elite race got off to a dramatic start after record-holder Brigid Kosgei began limping and pulled out after just three minutes. Sifan Hassan, an Ethiopian-born Dutch athlete, took first place with a time of 2:18.33.
In the men’s heat, Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum achieved the second-fastest marathon time in history at 2:01.27. The 23-year-old missed out on Eliud Kipchoge’s world record by just 18 seconds.
Congratulations to all the participants!
To sponsor Jade visit https://2023tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/jade-sullivan