Yesterday, Sunday 01 March, 21 members of #TeamPurple took part in London’s Vitality Big Half Marathon. Runners gathered from all over the country to put themselves to the test and achieve their fundraising goals for MS-UK. Some even used this as a warm-up to the Virgin Money London Marathon, which will take place in April, and others did it just for fun!
The course started at London’s iconic Tower Hill and finished at the famous Cutty Sark. Once participants had successfully completed the half marathon they were invited to enjoy a festival put on by the event organisers. It boasted live music, street food and lots of fun for all of the family to enjoy.
Although there was the threat of storm Jorge the day turned out to be bright with blue skies and a brisk breeze, which definitely didn’t stop friends and family lining the course to cheer their loved ones on. Along the course, there was live music, including choirs and bands playing from different venues creating an amazing atmosphere.
Our cheer point in Rotherhithe was manged by our wonderful volunteers who shouted loud and proud for #TeamPurple. A big thank you to all of you, we just couldn’t deliver our #TeamPurple spirit without your brilliant support!
Those who have been fundraising for the event have so far raised £2,050 which is the equivalent of MS-UK being able to provide 41 counselling sessions to those affected by multiple sclerosis, so you really are making a difference. Thank you all for your amazing efforts!
We would also like to say a special thank you to Jonathan Dadds for his fantastic photography.
Feeling inspired to take on a half marathon? MS-UK has places in two events later in the year, the Great North Run and Royal Parks Half Marathon. For more information, call Jenny on 01206 226500.