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London Marathon runners take on challenge for Addenbrooke’s

London Marathon runners take on challenge for Addenbrooke’s

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Sunday 23 April 2017, 14 runners from Cambridgeshire tackled the gruelling 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).

Each participant had their own reasons for taking on the London Marathon and fundraising for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

Tim Glenn, acting deputy director of finance at Addenbrooke’s Hospital ran to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit, in appreciation of the care his twin daughters received when they were born prematurely at 28 weeks.

Sam Rice of City of London Police wanted to give thanks to the staff who showed care, commitment and dedication after his wife’s difficult birth with their daughter.

Flamingo character ‘Sucre-Gorge’ set out to keep hold of his Guinness World Record of ‘fastest three dimensional bird’, whilst Jess Plummer was supporting ACT’s global health partnership programme, Addenbrooke’s Abroad.

The Royston Runners were also on hand once again to cheer on club member Spence Calvert and all of ACT’s runners as they roared encouragement along the iconic route.

Emily Willdigg, ACT’s Events Fundraiser said: “We are so proud of all our runners for their fantastic achievements and commitment to supporting Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals and being part of #TeamACT.”

If you’re inspired by this year’s marathon, now is the time to start training for your very own challenge. Whether it be a fun run, your first 5K, a nice flat 10K or if you're already running distances, next year’s London Marathon or your first ultra-run. Who knows where your journey will end up?

ACT has secured six places for the London Marathon 2018. Applications are being taken now – deadline for applying is 9am on Monday 8 May 2017. Find out more online at: www.act4addenbrookes.org.uk/LondonMarathon2018