All 24 of World Cancer Research Fund’s runners completed the London Marathon yesterday, raising thousands of pounds for vital research into cancer prevention.
First across the line was 31-year-old Sam O’Connell, in a spectacular 2 hours 54 minutes. Before the race began, Sam had already raised over £5,000, more than double his initial goal, and the donations to his JustGiving page are still coming in.
"The whole experience was amazing. I did the Royal Parks Half last year, but this was my first marathon, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’d recommend it to anyone".
“In fact, I found the whole day quite emotional. The way everyone gets behind you as you go round the course was incredible – it really spurs you on.
“It was a real honour to run for World Cancer Research Fund and to raise so much money was something that I never imagined would happen. People have been so generous that I’ve found it quite humbling.”
Among the other runners to complete the course was the four-man Wolverhampton Bobsled Team, made up of Christian Hughes, Andy Newman, Ian Newman and Neil Hendy.
In total, our runners have so far raised over £45,000 – an incredible total, with more still to come in! Many thanks to you all.
For a selection of images from the day, visit our Facebook page.