Marathon stories

Tim Parry

What a day at yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon. All the months of training from Team ARUK (the 64 runners who took part for Alzheimer’s Research UK) came down to one sweltering morning in London, and their incredible efforts made us all proud.

The day brought a new Guinness World Record for Susie Hewer who broke her own record for the longest crochet chain whilst running a marathon (an amazing 139.4m), the opportunity for Viv Hill to run in the floor-length ball gown her Mum made her and a smile on the face of all our runners as they passed the huge Team ARUK cheer squad just past mile 14, helping them along the way.

We’ve a selection of our top photos from the event below, more can be found on our Facebook page.

1. Marathon bam-bams


 2. Marathon selfie


3. Jono’s salute


4. Spreading the love


5. Breaking records


6. Marathon smiles


7. Some of your marathon messages






If the heroes above have inspired you to get active to help defeat dementia, visit our fundraising pages to get ideas on how to get involved; or if you prefer watching from the sidelines, why not join one of our cheer squad teams at one of this year’s running events.


One Response to Marathon stories

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    Susie Hewer 15 April 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Well done to all runners for ARUK and a massive thank you to everyone who supported us in Narrow Street. It was wonderful to see a sea of purple and so many people to cheer us on.

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