london marathon

Plymouth father ‘over the moon’ as he prepares for marathon run with his daughter in aid of NSPCC

A proud Plymouth father running a marathon this weekend for charity says he’s ‘over the moon’ after his daughter agreed to take on the 26.2 miles route with him.

Mark Bricknell, 60, had been preparing to run the Newport Marathon in October 2020, but the pandemic restrictions saw the popular event postponed. A lot has changed in that time, not least that the proud father will now have...

Running the London Marathon for Theatre Royal Plymouth

In October this year Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Director of Engagement and Learning, Mandy Precious, will be running the London Marathon to raise vital funds for one of their flagship community projects Our Space.

About the challenge Mandy said: “I am not really a runner but since the first lockdown I've been running to stay fit and sane. And I think it's worked! And now I am doing the...

Run for donkeys in the world's biggest marathon

The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting people to become part of its intrepid team of runners in this year's London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 3 October.

With four participants already signed up, the international animal welfare charity has five places still available for the Virgin Money London Marathon, with another five places available in the Virtual Virgin Money London...

Nicola’s Journey to the London Marathon

Nicola Hague has been pounding the streets of Plymouth in training for this year’s Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26thApril.

Nicola has a very special reason to be taking part in the event and be tirelessly fundraising alongside training and that is all down to her son Ethan.

Ethan was born with an incurable disease called Tay-Sachs which there is no cure or treatment for...

Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

A first-time London Marathon competitor is running so that her young children will be able to see wildlife when they grow up.

Franziska Bullimore has entered the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of conservation charity Paignton Zoo. Franziska, who has a background in working with animals herself, said: “I’m doing this for our children, for the next generation, in the hope...

Plymouth woman to run Virgin Money London Marathon to help prevent cancer

Laura Goodbourn, 31, from Derriford in Plymouth, is running the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise money for World Cancer Research Fund's cancer prevention and survival work.

Laura, an assistant data manager, is doing this because her father Robert (Bob) Mayes died of a rare cancer in September 2017.

Laura has never run a full marathon before,...

London Marathon runners in support of Devon Air

This Sunday, the 23rd April 2017, one of the world’s most prolific events in the fundraising calendar, the London Marathon, is back for its 37th year. UK applications for ballot places reached a record this year at over 250,000.

With limited places, available for this year’s London Marathon Devon Air Ambulance are proud of their supporters who have secured a place and extremely...

Architect on the Run!

Local architect and charity fundraiser, Dave Vickerstaff is making his final preparations for this Sunday as he will be lining up with the likes of Mo Farrah and Paula Radcliffe in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

“This is a special year as it will be Paula Radcliffe’s last ever marathon” said Dave. Whilst he isn’t competing with the world famous athletes, Dave is hoping to beat his...

Sense appeals for Devon marathon runners

Sense, the national deafblind charity, is offering budding athletes from Devon the opportunity to take the challenge of a lifetime and run this year’s London Marathon.

The charity that supports and campaigns for people who are both deaf and blind across Devon, has guaranteed places for the iconic race in April.

Tara Hamdi from Sense, said: “The London Marathon is one of the...