Running London

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 …

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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 …

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Tell us your number one cheerer and win £100 for charity

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re asking fundraisers to share the love by telling us who their top cheerleaders are. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us who you couldn’t get through the Virgin Money London Marathon without! And don’t …

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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 …

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Virgin Money London Marathon: the things nobody tells you

We spoke to some former runners who shared the things nobody tells you about running a marathon. Don’t forget to train Daniel Chant, a police officer who has run one marathon before told us “I was a reasonably fit 23-year-old and had every intention to train like a champ. Unfortunately, cold winter days didn’t appeal to me and as a result …

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Winners selected: Win a Green Start Upgrade to your Virgin Money London Marathon place by sharing your fundraising tip

* The winners of this competition have been contacted. With just over two months to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon, you are well into the challenge. Training is in full swing and donations are rolling in – but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t do with some extra inspiration. So we’re giving four Virgin Money Giving fundraisers a Green …

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