Congratulations to Tony a technician from our Burnley branch for completing the London Marathon on Sunday in a speedy time of 3 hours 47 minutes! Raising an amazing £1,700 for East Lancashire Hospice. Great job Tony! Tony was joined by almost 40,000 racers on Sunday including British Astronaut Tim Peake who took part aboard the International Space Station! Tim ran for 26.2 miles (42km) on a treadmill.
Some of this year’s famous participants:
Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes (3h 11m 27s)
Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer (3h 51m 21s)
Newsreader Sophie Raworth (3h 35m 20s)
New Top Gear host Chris Evans (4h 39m 55s)
Former Made in Chelsea star Ashley James (4h 10m 27s)
Curious who this year’s oldest participant was? Bedford Grandmother Iva Barr take part aged 88! She took part in her first race in 1981 and has had the bug ever since!