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Our CEO’s husband, JP, ran the London Marathon for Blood Pressure UK
JP completed the marathon in an impressive 3 hours and 29 minutes and raised a whopping £2248.60 for Blood Pressure UK in the process.
JP started training for the London Marathon 2017 last Autumn, motivated by the idea of helping to combat heart disease, raise awareness and save lives.
His training schedule included five sessions a week combining sprint training – to the sound of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Welcome to the Jungle – middle distance outings and one long run.
JP told us:
'The last 3 miles were extremely hard work, a lot tougher than I thought it would be, even with all the training I did. It was an amazing atmosphere as I was going round though, after the race I felt like a bit of a hero with people congratulating me wherever I went across London.
Thanks once again for giving me the opportunity to run, and I'm glad I was able to reach target - I hope the money is useful towards the extremely valuable and worthy work you all do.'
Thanks JP! We really appreciate the money you raised which will help us continue our search to find the missing millions living with high blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke and heart attacks.
If you would like to donate you can still sponsor JP through his Virgin Money Giving page.
JP talks about his Marathon bid
JP spoke to us for our magazine Positive Pressure about how he's been preparing for the London Marathon 2017.