The Haemochromatosis Society’s 5 star Virgin Money London Marathon (VLM) runners all competed the gruelling 26 mile course yesterday (Sunday 23 April 2017) and were able to celebrate great personal achievements as well as fundraising and awareness raising success.
For the second year running our first runner home was Thomas Caulfield. Thomas came in at 3 hours 14 minutes, just pipping Dave Phillips who came in 2 minutes later.
Three of the runners had been provided with places by the charity and two had secured places through the ballot scheme. David Head, Chief Executive at THS said “We are all very grateful to our runners and their sponsors. Running a marathon is a big commitment given the training involved. My congratulations to the whole team.”
At the time of writing this news item funds are still coming in but a final fundraising result will be announced later in the year. Top fundraiser Claire Lewis has already raised nearly £4,000.
In a pure co-incidence THS runners Shaun Giltrap and Rebecca Walker both arrived at the finish line with exactly the same finishing time of 4 hours 54 minutes.
THS is hoping to secure places in the 2018 event and availability will be announced on our website and social media very soon.