Virgin Money London Marathon

Posted on: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018



The 2018 London Marathon was the 38th London Marathon race and it took place on Sunday, 22 April 2018, in London, England. RP Fighting Blindness was delighted to be part of the event and we had 19 fantastic runners, raising over £30,000 for the charity so far!

We enjoyed record breaking weather on the day, with temperatures reaching 23 degrees Celsius and, as usual, we provided a runners’ reception for our participants and their families. Food, drink and refreshments were available, and showers and massages were provided. We had a great turn out from supporters cheering on our runners and the atmosphere on the day was brilliant.

We’d like to say a sincere thank you to all this year’s runners – the Virgin Money London Marathon is an important fundraiser for us, and a high profile event for the charity.

A big thank you also needs to go to Sally from Rodrigues Relaxation for volunteering her massage services on the day. The runners really appreciated them and said it really made a difference! We greatly appreciated her giving up her time to support them.

Below is a list of our great RP Fighting Blindness runners and their times:

Tim Robinson – 02:57:28
Bill Broadbent – 04:04:00
Anthony Rebori – 05:17:54
Kate Lodge – 05:17:54
Stuart Anthony – 05:17:53
Janette Benaddi – 06:14:50
Faye Maguire – 06:05:04
Rex Shepherdson – 05:01:44
Sarah Manton – 05:01:44
Alice Backhouse – 04:42:30
Vicki Mozden – 04:28:34
Caitlin Macnamara – 04:56:16
Brendan Smyth – 06:14:21
Liam Smith – 05:08:29
Lewis Greenall – 04:40:42
Craig Leadbeater – 05:09:26
Stuart Henry – 04:03:55
Craig Twyford – 05:22:52

Special mention for Patrick Moran who also ran for us but unfortunately had to retire from the race in the 18th mile due to injury.

If you’re interested in running for RP Fighting Blindness at the 2019 Virgin London Marathon, please contact Emily Webb at head office on emily@rpfightingblindness.org.uk. Places are limited and are already filling up!