We have had a very exciting month here at The Mitchell Huth Memorial Fund with two marathons within two weeks of each other taking place!
We attended theBrighton marathon for the third year running to cheer on our runners.
This year we had Jack and Charlotte who both ran the 10K and Gary Knight who ran the full marathon on behalf of our charity.
The weather was definitely on the spectators side with it being very sunny and windy but not ideal condition for the runners!
We kept track of their progress via the Brighton marathon app and despite an early injury, Gary did complete the marathon and we presented him with his award down at the charity pitch on the beach along with Jack, both who have been fundraising for us.
Two weeks later, we attended theLondon marathon to cheer on our runner, Gavin Osborne who we gave our one and only space to!
We were extremely lucky to get our place after 5 years of trying and after Gavin entered the ballot but didn’t get a place, we felt he was deserving of taking our charity space.
Again, the day’s weather was lovely and sunny but a bit chilly in places and the crowds came out by the thousands to view everyone running.
Team Mitchell took the underground to start viewing at the Cutty Stark where most of the runners were crossing the 10K point and it was very busy!
We could barely see Gavin so we stayed here for lunch then moved on to the finish line which was at Buckingham Palace.
We were very lucky to get a spot right at the front so we could see the runners just before they crossed the finish line!
Before our phones died, we could track Gavin on the app and see how well he was doing and luckily we screamed his name when we saw him so he could come running over for hugs before finishing!
Gavin completed the London marathon in 4 hours 53 mins which is amazing and his fundraising total so far is £1400!
You can still sponsor Gavin via his Virgin Money Giving page.
As a spectator, the London marathon is one of the must see events.
I know I always come away wanting to enter it for the following year despite not being a runner myself!
But it was so impressive watching over 39,000 runners take part in what is now known as one of the best London marathons in years.
Well done to all our runners who jointly have raised over £2000 for our charity and we cannot wait to do it all again next year!
If you would like to have a place at the 2018 Brighton marathon, get in touch with us today to find out how you can run it for free!