Seven runners donned the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity vest for this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon – the UK’s biggest running event.
All the runners put in a fantastic performance and completed all 26.2 miles of the course, which toured the streets of the Capital.
Jack Whitehead from FM Conway completed the race with only 12 weeks’ training and thoroughly enjoyed the first 20 miles;
“then it got tough! My energy levels dropped, and the aches kicked in. From that point I just had to push as hard as I could.”
“The feeling when I crossed that finish line and picked up my medal was unreal. I was over the moon with what I had just achieved. Running in the Lighthouse Club vest was a great feeling too – knowing I was supporting a charity that works so closely with industry that we work in.”
Not all runners enjoyed it quite so much! Lighthouse Trustee Edward Naylor made it a family affair and was joined for the race by wife Jenny and daughter Vicky. Edward commented;
“it was a great event…but never again!”
It was also great to hear one of our runners achieved a personal best! Tom Payne from our Western Club was pleased to announce;
“A great PB and better than I could have hoped. The fantastic atmosphere and support really pushes you along.”
Huge congratulations and thank you to all our runners on such a brilliant personal and fundraising achievement; Rob Bennett, Brian McGlinchy, Kevin Coldwell, Lewis Longhurst, Jack Whitehead, Edward Naylor and Tom Payne.