This year’s London Marathon runners raised £11,000 to help the Avenues Youth Project continue its support of children and young people.
A huge thank you to the eight runners; Ayshe Aplin, Paul Archer, Aiden De Gruchy, Sarah MacBeath, Ethan Michelson, Charlotte Osborn, Roger Poolman and Karl Sear.
Between them they ran over 200 miles, the fastest of the men Ethan Michelson from the USA finished in a barnstorming 2 hours and 55 minutes, beating the UK’s Roger Poolman by just 83 seconds.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (not running for us sadly) earned the course record this year finishing in 2 hours and 3 seconds.
The fastest of the women running for the Avenues Youth Project was Sarah McBeath finishing in a scorching 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Speed isn’t everything, however, as Aiden De Gruchy proved; he takes our trophy for raising the most in sponsorship for the charity! Of course, every one of the runners has our deepest admiration and gratitude. It’s not easy to run 26 miles and even less easy to raise £11,000 in a few hours. Thank you all.
This boost could hardly have come at a more important time as the local authority has announced 100% cuts to Youth Services.
To support the Avenues Youth Project please make a secure donation here or contact us to find out more.
PHOTO: Sarah MacBeath, ITV’s runner with Avenues Youth Project Trustee Crystal Rolfe