Partners run the London Marathon

Partners took part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21st April 2013.

Graduate Victoria Briggs, who is on placement as SM Fresh at West  Ealing, was a guide for a partially sighted runner. “She’s the most determined person I’ve ever met,” says Victoria.  “When we first met in October, Katie had never run outdoors and yet we got on track for our 26 miles.  The pair achieved a time of just over 5 hours, raising around £2,000 for the Royal London Society for the Blind.

Meanwhile Scott Verney – HORO for Group F – ran with his wife Kirsty for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, raising over £4,000.  They did it in 6 hours, 9 minutes.

It was Bracknell Operations Partner Caroline Gillet’s first ever marathon after she began running four years ago with Maidenhead Running Sisters.  Caroline raised more than £300 for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which hopes to build a respite care home at the end of her road.  She came in at 5 hours 45 minutes.

Finally Rob Brown, a Food Service Partner at Rushden, reached the finishing line after just 3 hours 21 minutes.  He raised £1 500 for the Northants branch of Headway, a charity that supports people with brain injuries.

Chronicle:  Volume 73,  26 April 2013

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