Virgin London Marathon success for Martha Trust runners

Virgin London Marathon success for Martha Trust runners

Sadie Castle and Christopher Stringer from Sandwich and Barnaby Harrison from Deal have all successfully completed the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Martha Trust.

Despite back problems halfway through the course Sadie, an Accounts Assistant at BKRW Solicitors, battled on and finished in an impressive 6 hours and 22 minutes:

“The crowds were absolutely amazing, giving us so much positive encouragement all the way round – not to mention the sweets! I was determined to get over that finish line and the thought of my loved ones waiting to see me spurred me on, together with the thought of collecting all that sponsorship money.”


Barney Harrison, Teacher Head of Year 9 at Astor College, Dover, finished the marathon in just 5 hours and 53 minutes:

“The London Marathon was an amazing experience and the atmosphere was so positive. I would never have made it round without the support of the huge crowds and the messages and calls from family and friends. I’m really proud to have made it to the end and have raised money for such a worthwhile cause – it hurt but I loved every minute.”

Christopher Stringer, a Business Advisor for German based company Rattay finished in 5 hours and 21 minutes and is on course to raise £1,500 for Martha:

“The Virgin London Marathon is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Thankfully there were no bruises or blisters just some very weary and tired legs. It’s been an incredible opportunity and I want to continue supporting the vital work that Martha Trust does in as many ways as I can.”

Martha Trust now has places available for next year so if you’re feeling inspired, join us for the 2014 Virgin London Marathon at

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