Virgin Money Giving

Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners

Three time Virgin Money London Marathon veteran, and Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners Prepare to be shown the love… This will be my third London Marathon in a row. The atmosphere’s incredible, there’s nothing quite like it. It’s the only marathon that I’ve ever done, and am likely to do, where there is literally support …

Read More »

Women’s marathon trailblazer Kathrine Switzer to run 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

Kathrine Switzer is a name that is synonymous with women’s sport and this year she will compete in the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time in 2018. In 1967, women were barred from taking part in the 26.2 mile race so – to avoid rejection – Kathrine entered the Boston marathon using only her initials. Despite a race …

Read More »

Winners selected: Guess the fancy dress and win £100 for charity

*The winners of this competition have now been contacted. We’re kicking off eight weeks of #marathonchallenge by asking you to guess some of the iconic fancy dress costumes seen at the Virgin Money London Marathon over the years. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by guessing …

Read More »

Fundraising tips from two fundraising experts

Coming up with new and fresh ideas to keep up the fundraising momentum can often be tough. But fear not! We have some great little fundraising nuggets that will help with any fundraising challenge you might be taking on. We took part in a fundraising clinic in Manchester, hosted by the Virgin Money London Marathon, which welcomed two fantastic fundraisers to share …

Read More »