London Marathon Update
Posted 18/04/2016 by BrightHouse Social Team
Since November, we have been busy supporting our London Marathon runners by helping them fundraise. We now have under a week to go. It has been a long journey for our colleagues, and now they’re excitedly looking forward to the main event.
Training and Challenges
In the last couple of weeks, the team have reached their maximum training miles and are now winding down. They have experienced all kinds of injuries but have not stopped.
In that time, injuries have been threatening the team. They have all stepped up visits to their physio for advice. Over the last few weeks, Sundays have been reserved for the long 20 plus mile runs. Even though they’re looking forward to the event, we’re sure they would like their Sunday lay-ins and evenings back!
Last Sunday, Louise, on team yellow, ran the Greater Manchester Marathon. She finished in a brilliant time 4 hours 53 minutes. It was a hot day making the conditions of the run a little too warm, but the sun was welcomed over rain. In honour of Louise, Alex, the team Yellow captain, ensured that he also started his morning run in his home town at 9am.
Regular runners will know all too well that training can lead to injuries from time to time. A lot of these will take place around February, a couple of months prior to the event, as the regime steps up.
For Allen, also on team yellow, he’s had numerous ultrasounds on his foot due to pain down his hamstring and calves. He is persevering and is determined to reach that finish line. We’ll certainly be cheering him on.
The same story with Dave, from team red, a regular runner, who has really had to listen to the advice of team members by slowing down his training. Better to rest than to do more damage.
Lots of hot baths and sports massages have been needed to fight off our runners’ colds, as well as general muscle pain. With only 6 days to go until all their hard work pays off, we can honestly say we are very proud of both teams, and can’t wait to cheer them on the day. We’re sure they’ll probably want to celebrate by swapping their wholesome and nutritious diet with junk food after the race.
How to support our London Marathon team
Feel free to show your support to our runners on this blog or by leaving comments on our Facebook page countdown. We’re sure the team would like to read your messages of support.
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If you would like to support our London Marathon team effort and donate to our chosen charity, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/BrightHouseSupportsTheNSPCC and as a thank you, BrightHouse will match fund every pound donated. So far through various cake sales and colouring competitions in store, the team have raised a fantastic £25,500 to help the NSPCCs ChildLine service.