Congratulations #TeamBede’s Andy and Harry!

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Bede House
by Gwen Green

2023’s Marathon, in April, was a bit wet but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the 48,000 runners, up from the just over 40,000 in 2022, 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 runners put in, paid off. Harry ran the course in 3 hours 13 minutes, Andy in 4 hours and 1 minute. After finishing 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 original £3,000 fundraising targets for Bede: Andy’s raised £4,503 and Harry £4,392 – a combined 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.