Congratulations #TeamBede’s Andy and Harry!

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Bede House
by Gwen Green

April’s Marathon was a bit wet, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the 48,000 runners, up from just over 40,000 last year, that ran the 26.2-mile (42km) from Greenwich to the Mall. These included our very own #TeamBede runners, Andy Gaunt and Harry Tincknell, who had visited us just before the race.

The colossal amount of training both put in, paid off. Harry ran the course in 3 hours 13 minutes, Andy in 4 hours and 1 minute. Andy said ‘What an amazing experience, from start to finish. The support round the course was incredible, especially in South London when I heard “Go on Bede”, shouted from the crowds. It’s a day I’ll never forget and I’m especially proud for raising so much money for Bede House and the outstanding work they do’.

Harry’s description of the event was that: ‘It was an incredible atmosphere… It was so awesome to run for Bede and great we got so many donations in …’

Both runners smashed their £3,000 fundraising targets for Bede with Andy’s raising £4,503 and Harry £4,392 – an amazing total of £8,895. They did a terrific job for us.  Maybe they will inspire you to do it your way and take on a challenge for Bede.