Tag Archives: Running

Tell us your favourite running excuse and win £100 for charity

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re inviting people into the London Marathon confessional to tell us about their best “running excuse”. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us the number one excuse you give yourself to avoid training. And don’t …

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The insider’s guide to fundraising; Emma Manton

The start of the year can be a tough time for those trying to raise sponsorship for taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. The first rush of excitement about winning a place has gone, but April and the start line seem a long way off. How do you keep the pledges coming in? Running.London speaks to inspiring fundraisers …

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“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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Win a 2018 Brighton Marathon Weekend VIP Experience

Be a fundraising hero and win Everyone’s reason for taking part in the Brighton Marathon Weekend is different, but thousands do every year and many decide to raise money and awareness for a charity close to their heart. This year, we’re giving an added incentive to those deciding to take on the challenge for charity! We’d like to reward one …

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Share your #runface to win a Royal Parks Half VIP Experience

If you’re running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and are fundraising on Virgin Money Giving, get your #runface ready because we have a fantastic prize. All you need to do is share a photo of your #runface with us this weekend! Tweet the image and include our twitter handle @VMGiving and the hashtag #runface (don’t forget to follow us!) or …

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Sumgong stars in stellar field at 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 23 April against one of the strongest women’s fields ever assembled for a major city marathon. Sumgong defied the odds last April when she recovered from a bruising fall to beat the world’s best in the British capital with a devastating finish. The 32-year-old went on …

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Virgin Money London Marathon elite women

Elite Women

On the afternoon of Wednesday 22 April, we were joined in the Virgin Money London Marathon headquarters by the elite women: Mary Keitany, Priscah Jeptoo, Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat and Aselefech Mergia. Between them, the women have 5 London Marathon wins, the female half marathon world record and the female 20k world record. We spoke to them about training, family life and Paula …

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