Marathon runners raise £12,000 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
- Credit: George Webster
London Marathon runners raised more than £12,000 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) by taking part in this year’s event.
Despite record high temperatures for the event, all the EHAAT runners made it to the finish line.
Runner Jack Newman from Maldon said, “What an amazing day Sunday was. It was great to raise money for the air ambulance and good to know all that training was worth it in the end.
“It was an absolute pleasure to run for them and raise money, it was a great atmosphere and I didn’t realise how much people on the side lines helped you get there.” ”
Mark Goody from Colchester said: “It was easily the toughest race I have ever done. The heat was unbearable! I found the last six miles, especially, really tough. I was glad to get to the finish line and, given the conditions, I was very happy with my time”.
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Natasha Robertson, community fundraising manager for EHAAT, said: “I was very proud and honoured to be at the London Marathon this year cheering our runners on.
“It was really hot on the day and I really don’t know how the runners completed the course, it was so tough. A huge thank you to all of our amazing runners, we can’t fly without you!”
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