Tag Archives: London Marathon

“I could never run that far” – a runner’s London Marathon story

Whether you are on the sidelines in London cheering on the runners, watching on television or running the Virgin Money London Marathon itself, the reasons people choose to take on the 26.2 miles stay with you long after the event itself. Samantha Lines shares her memories from last years London Marathon. Samantha’s Story The best part about the whole marathon …

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We are looking for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year

London Marathon Lady

2020 will be the 40th year of  the London Marathon and our 10th year working with this remarkable race. To mark these anniversaries, we want to honour the original aims of the event by bringing sport to the forefront of the celebration. The event founders, the late Chris Brasher and John Disley, both believed in sport’s capacity to inspire people to …

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Virgin Money team up with Teenage Cancer Trust

Virgin Money team up with Teenage Cancer Trust

Virgin Money are delighted to announce we will be working in partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust as our corporate charity of the year, with an aim to raise over £1.5 million. As Virgin Money is the lead sponsor of the London Marathon, this makes Teenage Cancer Trust the official charity partner for the event in 2018. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to …

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The winners of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

The winners of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

The final Virgin Money London Marathon press conference today saw this years winners join Hugh Brasher (Race Director) on stage to talk about yesterdays event. Hugh started the conference by saying; This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon was the greatest marathon ever with nearly forty thousand participants. It’s not just the athletes that made the event but also the supporters, …

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The spirit of the Virgin Money London Marathon

The spirit of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Matthew Rees and David Wyeth are experiencing a bit of a media frenzy today after yesterday’s London Marathon. By now, many of us have seen what happened as David hit the Mall for the final stretch of yesterday’s event but as yet he is still not sure what went wrong. I was well prepared, it may have been dehydration but I’m …

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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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