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London Marathon Confidential Part 1

London Marathon runners crossing Tower Bridge

Former runners of the London Marathon share the things nobody tells you about running a marathon. TRAINING No one knows how far a marathon is Rudi Schlenker, internet manager, eight marathons and four ultramarathons Get used to the following conversation: “I’m doing the London Marathon”. “How far’s that?” “It’s a marathon – they’re always 26.2 (always remember the .2) miles”. …

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10 destinations to visit in 2017

From tropical island hideaways to rainforests, lost cities and hipster ’hoods – we’ve got it covered. Here are Virgin Money’s top destinations for 2017… 1. For tropical islands and spectacular beaches… Image from Y.Shimizu/JNTO Okinawa, Japan The people of Okinawa, a chain of semi-tropical islands located between the southern tip of Japan and Taiwan, live longer than anyone else in the …

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What’s your biggest achievement in the last 5 years?

Hasn’t time flown! It’s been 5 years since Virgin Money and Northern Rock came together and we launched our quest to make banking better. It was this week five years ago that we set out on this quest and today we’ve published an update on the five promises we made back then. So much has happened in such a short amount of …

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Bekele tops stunning field for 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia

Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world-class contenders announced today for the men’s elite race at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest marathon runner of all time when he won the 2016 Berlin Marathon last …

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Making banking better for five years

Richard Branson

In January 2012, we set out on our quest to make banking better. We promised to do five things. Now five years on, we wanted to share how we’ve done. Our five promises in 2012 1. We’ll genuinely care about you and your money. Not rush in to sell to you. Five years on… No one at Virgin Money has …

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Looking back at an inspiring year of Giving

2016 has certainly been a busy year and for many, very much an emotional rollercoaster. It’s the time of year we all reflect on what’s been and gone, but more importantly what difference we can all make to the New Year ahead. So, in the spirit of sharing the love, here’s some great examples of how people have collectively come …

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Sheffield Lounge gets a good night sleep

We were delighted to host Elite Sport Sleep Coach Nick Littlehales at the Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge recently – in partnership with Penguin Living. Fresh from a whirlwind week of TV and radio appearances as part of his book launch, Nick came along to spend the evening with our members and guests. Alongside sharing fascinating stories about his life working …

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