Tag Archives: London Marathon

Friday fun at the Expo #FundraisingLounge

Thousands of people have poured into London ExCeL and through the Virgin Money Fundraising Lounge today in preparation for this year’s London Marathon. As always, the first runner of the day that enters the Fundraising Lounge receives a special Virgin Money group hug. Countless people have been boosting their fundraising by having a go on the Air Hockey and Foosball …

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More to see and do at Expo

Before you reach the Virgin Money Fundraising Lounge at the London Marathon Expo, you will have the chance to visit a great many fantastic stalls and things to do. Before you do anything don’t forget to collect your running number at the desks… you cant miss them! Now, you will probably have your running kit already but if not you …

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Prince Harry talks Heads Together at Virgin Money

Prince Harry Heads Together

Virgin Money’s Charity of the Year, Heads Together, which is spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, aims to start millions of conversations on mental health, to reduce the stigma and normalise discussions around mental health. We were delighted to welcome Prince Harry to our offices in Gosforth today, after a quick training session in Newcastle, to …

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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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The winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

2016 Virgin Money London Marathon Champions

If you were looking for an exciting 2016 London Marathon, you were in luck. On a day that saw the fastest five male wheelchair athletes crossed the line in the space of 5 seconds, at least four British marathon runners qualified for the Rio Olympic games 2016, three elite women fell during the race with one going on to win the race …

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Running the Virgin Money London Marathon in space: Tim Peake

This year at the Virgin Money London Marathon, not only will there be the annual spectacular mishmash of elite runners, charity runners, celebrities and, of course, rhinos – there will be one particular runner attempting something which has never been done before. While 38,000 people pound the tarmac of London, Tim Peake will be running 26.2 miles 400km above us in …

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Meeting the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon elite men “fastest four”

2016 Virgin Money London Marathon Elite Men

The second Press Conference of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon is running royalty; four of the elite men and the fastest four people at last year’s London Marathon; Stanley Biwott, Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto and, last year’s winner, Eliud Kipchoge. These four men have all run a 26.2 mile marathon in under 2 hours and 5 minutes – an …

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