London Marathon Runner, raises nearly £2000 to support patients at ROH

This weekend fundraiser Chris Ellwood took on the UK’s most popular marathon in style and smashed it.

Chris has been part of the Desford Striders running club for 3 years after joining their couch to 5K programme, &  this year wanted a challenge to beat all challenges. Chris applied for our charity space back in January, so has only had 3 months to train which is a triumph in itself.

Chris completed the whole course, that’s all 26.2 miles,  in just over 4 hours, averaging in just over 6 miles an hour.

“It was a pleasure to be the first person to run the London Marathon for the ROH. It was an amazing experience which made all the early cold morning training runs feel worthwhile”

We’re really grateful that Chris chose to run for us this year, and proud that he completed it in such an amazing time. All the money raised will go towards our general fund, which will help improve patients experience in many different ways. 

  • To find out more about the impact of donations, visit our Impact tab.
  • To express your interest in running for us next year, simply email roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net

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