I am delighted to share with you all, the good news that we have been allocated a place at next year’s 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. This is indeed very good news, as I have heard that the ballot was even more oversubscribed this year, given the current situation with coronavirus and the need for many charities to raise additional funds next year.
I know that we have some really strong runners and fundraisers within the Fragile X Society and I'd like to suggest to you that you continue to make your own personal applications to the Marathon so that we can maximise the number of entries representing the Society. In the meantime, we will devise a fair and reasonable application process for the entry to ensure we can boost the funds we raise together.
On I personal note, I really admire anyone that puts on their running shoes and raises money for our community. I've heard that there have been some absolutely magnificent efforts in the past! My own experience has been limited to the Ipswich half marathon. It was struggle. I had not trained well enough and underestimated just how hard distance running can be. At least now that experience has taught me to really appreciate the efforts that you apply as runners, not just completing the marathon course itself but all the fundraising and miles and miles of training that goes with it. So thank you again for supporting the Fragile X Society.
Pete Richardson, Managing Director