Running London

Fundraising Tips from our London Marathon Experts Event

This month our Manchester Lounge hosted a London Marathon ‘Meet the Experts Event’. The evening was attended by over 100 Virgin Money London Marathon runners who had the opportunity to meet a selection of experts including Geoff Whightam, the London Marathon Race Day commentator, Louise Sutton, Performance Nutritionist and Steve Vernon, Running Coach. The trio of experts shared their knowledge …

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Choosing the correct costume for the London Marathon

Wonder Woman London Marathon

Due to the hot temperatures predicted for Sunday’s 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, race directors are urging people to reconsider hot or heavy costumes. Important guidelines for Sunday can be found here. Have you decided on your London Marathon kit for the day yet? Good sports socks, comfortable trainers, a t-shirt that won’t chafe, a full size rhino… If you …

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Get your fundraising into the public eye – top tips

Marathon Runners

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet and every runner is keen to make a meaningful charitable contribution. You can raise plenty of cash for good causes by reaching out to friends, family and colleagues – but if you can share your story with the public your fundraising can reach new heights. We asked …

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The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon celebrates the Spirit of London

The spirit of the Virgin Money London Marathon

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon will pay particular homage to the people who make up the event; the runners, champions, volunteers, supporters and spectators. Through the new Spirit of London campaign, which will include an annual award, the event aims to celebrate the unique spirit of the world’s greatest marathon. The Spirit of London From the very first London Marathon …

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How to fundraise using video

Video is a great way to tell impactful stories on social media, making it a fantastic tool for fundraising. Ben Matthews, director at charity marketing agency Montfort, shares his tips on how to make and publish videos that will inspire and engage your existing supporters – and help you find new ones… Tell your story People want to know why …

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Baker’s Dozen to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon

While we’re craving the sweet surprises of a new series of the Great British Bake Off, thirteen contestants from previous series are taking on a challenge with fewer “Hollywood handshakes” but a similar sweet finale. Thirteen stars of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) will swap their aprons and cake tins for running kit as they prepare to take on …

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