The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 28th April. The popular annual event sees on average, 40,000 people run the 26.2 mile iconic route. Many choose to use the challenge as a chance to fundraise for a charity of their choice. With thousands of worthwhile charities to choose from, it is always such a delight to see people flying the flag for smaller charities like OLLIE at large scale events such as this one. All our runners, as always, did OLLIE exceptionally proud, and we thank you all for your amazing efforts!
OLLIE’s runners included, Carly Ivring, Dele James, Claudine Silverman and Will Bowran. They got in touch to let us know how the day went for them, all 4 of the runners managed to raise not only generous sums for us but also, awareness for our charity which is equally as important for us to ensure we retain our success and meet our goals.
Carly Irving wanted to set herself a positive challenge for 2019 and chose OLLIE after attending our training. You can donate you Carly’s page here.
Dele James ran in memory of her Nephew Morgan, who’s suicide lead his father Stuart Falconer, to set up OLLIE. Dele even delayed her birthday celebrations to focus on her training for the marathon. Donate to Dele’s page here.
Claudene Silverman was running her 3rd…yes 3rd!!!! marathon, in memory of Oli Leigh. She might be no stranger to marathons but still what an achievement. You can donate to Claudene’s page here.
Will Bowran is a member of St Albans Striders and completed the 2019 London Marathon to raise money for OLLIE. Turning 18 just 2 weeks before, Will chose OLLIE because his school have supported us and he wanted to help raise awareness of teenage mental health. You can donate to his page here.
If these brave heroes have inspired you and you want to take on a running challenge to raise money for OLLIE we still have XXX places for St Albans Half Marathon and XXX places for Bedford Half Marathon. To claim your free place please contact [email protected]
Once again, a huge thank you to all of our runners. We are incredibly grateful for your hard work, both mentally and physically, in undertaking the challenge of a marathon in OLLIE’s name.