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Langley Runs the Marathon 2024

A host of Icenians are running the London Marathon in 2024 - find out who, why and how you can help...
11 Apr 2024
Written by Jon Kempton
Icenian Sport
Tor Findlay running the London Marathon in 2023
Tor Findlay running the London Marathon in 2023

Each year a fair few Icenians decide, or are prompted, to run the London or other marathons. Their reasons are rarely selfish and 2024 is no different.

Alex Bainbridge (’17): I am running the London Marathon in support of the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF); a charity that does amazing work to support soldiers, veterans and their families. Any donations or spreading the word would be greatly appreciated - 28km on a treadmill back home in Norfolk certainly was a challenge, but I’m looking forward to the race now. Donate here

Harry Peek (’16): I’m running the London marathon on 21st April in memory of my partner’s mother who we sadly lost to cancer last year. I’m raising money for Arthur Rank Hospice who cared for her and were an enormous support to the family. Donate here

Currently in Upper Sixth, Josh Loveday is also running the London Marathon. “I have always enjoyed running and now that I am 18 it’s my first opportunity to run the London Marathon, which will obviously be a big challenge but it helps me to free my mind from all the revision for A Levels. Plus it is for a great cause, the Born Free Foundation.” Donate here

Anja Finegan (’16): As a person who has navigated life with deafness in my right ear since birth, I am running for the National Deaf Children's Society. I want to raise awareness about challenges deaf children face, and advocate for their inclusion and support. My participation and preparation for the marathon is a testament to my commitment to make this vision a reality for every deaf child. Donate here

Daisy Theobald (’19): I aim to complete the London Marathon in support of the British Heart Foundation, dedicated to my amazing Grandad, Poppa. The charity is important to me as Poppa passed away unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest in September 2021. From a young age, heart attacks have been a source of anxiety for me. I am determined to contribute my efforts to create a positive change. Donate here

Hayden Rogers (’14): Recently, The Brain Tumour Charity has helped my best mate and genuine hero, Joe Williams, through his cancer diagnosis and treatment. Along with Joe’s journey, the Charity has supported multiple family friends through theirs, too. I couldn’t think of a better reason to put myself through a few hours of concreteplodding-shaped-pain, than by supporting the work that The Brain Tumour Charity do. Donate here

Only running a marathon? Tor Findlay ('18 ) did that last year, this time around, she is going even bigger - In May, she is running to Paris with work colleagues in a team relay, aiming to finish in four days. She is supporting two important charities; SSAFA the Armed Forces charity and Parkinson's UK. Donate here


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