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24.05.2017

It’s been exactly one month since the Virgin Money London Marathon, and the largest of the London Marathon’s to take place so far. Now that the muscles have settled and the team are back in the swing of things we catch up with Natalie and Ed from our very own venue to see how they got on.

Venue Services Manager, Natalie Prew took part in her inaugural run and what a result for her… 

“This was my first Marathon and I didn’t really know what to expect however it was an amazing day! I started the race thinking I would be very happy with a time of 4hrs 10mins, so to cross the finish line in 3hrs 56mins I was completely overwhelmed with emotion.  

The support I’ve received from everyone around me before and on the day is what makes it an incredible experience and to hold that medal at the end made all of the training and pain worthwhile! This is something I will definitely be taking part in again...but for now I’m enjoying the rest!”

Natalie was raising money for Lancashire based charity Galloways Society for the Blind that provide a range of services to over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton.As it currently stands, Natalie has raised an incredible £1,293.00 for the charity that is based close to her home town of Preston in Lancashire.

Our second member of the BDC team partaking this year is more than used to long distance running! Security Supervisor, Ed Muboro has run over 366 miles in participation of the London Marathon over the years and much more in the training…

“This was my 14th marathon to date but it doesn't get any easier - this will rank as one of my toughest and most difficult yet! I crossed the finish line in a fantastic time of 3hrs 19 mins - and it is such an awesome and wonderful feeling to complete the race and hold that finishers medal!”

Ed was raising money for the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School, which is a not for profit organisation, opened in 2001 as a Prince’s Trust Business. He has raised £3850.00 so far and still waiting for another £200.00 of pledges to come through!

Natalie and Ed would like to thank everyone who donated money, turned up on the day to support and who kept them going through the arduous winters training. We are very proud to have them on in the BDC team – a huge well done!

Posted by Kate

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