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Run the London Marathon 2018 for Blood Pressure UK
This April, our Marathon runner ‘felt like a hero’ as he crossed the finished line. If you’re feeling inspired, we have spaces available for you to take part in next year’s event
Huge congratulations to our 2017 runner, JP, who stormed to the finish line in an impressive 3 hrs 29 mins, raising over £2,300 for our life-saving work.
JP, pictured above with baby Sylvia, started training for the London Marathon 2017 last Autumn, motivated by the idea of helping to combat heart disease, raise awareness and save lives. He trained five times a week, combining sprint training to the sound of Guns ‘n’ Roses’, middle distance outings and one long run. He went on to surpass his own expectations with both his time and his fundraising efforts.
JP told us: “It was an amazing atmosphere. 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.”
We really appreciate the money JP 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.
We have two spots available for next year’s event. If you’re interested in taking part, call us on 020 7882 6255 to find out more.
You will need to raise £2,000 for Blood Pressure UK, and you can raise it however you like. There are all sorts of ways you can reach the target, including bake sales, pub quizzes and coffee mornings as well as asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. We can help you with ideas and setting up an online fundraising page.
We’ll support you along the way, with phone and email support and training ideas.