London Marathon 2018 – the hottest on record

It was the hottest London Marathon in history

A huge congratulations to our incredible supporters who tackled the hottest London Marathon in history yesterday in aid of Wellbeing of Women.

Seven superstars supporters crossed the finishing line on Sunday (22nd April) after racing 26.2 miles, amid searing temperatures of 24 degrees.

The heat did not deter the tens of thousands of people who took to the streets of London to cheer and spur on more than 40,000 runners.

As always, the atmosphere was like none other.

Helder, a father of one, said: “I can’t still believe it! I ran a marathon, the London Marathon.

It was hard and very hot, but an awesome experience.

“But with the incredible support of the Wellbeing of Women team during the race at Narrow Street and my family and friends at different stations, I was able to conquer the London Marathon.

“The crowd was supporting runners from beginning to end…absolutely fantastic.”

Show your support to Helder here

Emily half way through the gruelling 26.2 miles

Emily said: “After four long months of training in pouring rain and freezing cold conditions, with hip and then a knee injury, I can’t actually believe I’ve done it!

“The heat made it extra tough, but I think it meant that even more people came out to support on the day.

“Having friends, family and the support of the Wellbeing of Women team around the course was amazing and definitely helped my determination to keep going when it got really tough.

“Having worked at Wellbeing of Women for three years previously, I know how vital and important their research is and I’m so pleased to have been able to raise awareness of everything that they do.”

Support Emily here

We’re so grateful for everyone who took part; for their hard work in training for this event, and for the money their valiant efforts have raised.

We applaud all of you and we’re so proud you ran under the Wellbeing of Women bib.

The money raised enables us to fund new cures and treatments in women’s health and helps us to tackle conditions likes ovarian cancer, endometriosis, preterm birth and much more.

If you would like to take on a challenge event yourself please contact: Community@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk

There is still time to support our tremendous runners, please head over to their Just Giving Pages:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matty-bolton

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gemma-sheppard2

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hr-londonmarathon2k18

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nicolabuckmaster1

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