Thank you to our London Marathon runners

Posted: Wednesday 25 April 2018

A massive well done to our amazing Team Macular London Marathon runners.

Despite the soaring temperatures, our team really did us proud, raising a fantastic £8,300 so far, with the money still rolling in.

Altogether, we had eight full marathon runners, along with one young runner in the Mini London Marathon.

First home for Team Macular was Matt Sanderson, who completed the 26.2 mile full marathon course in 4 hrs 10 mins. He said: “It was an incredible experience, and one that will stay with me forever. It was every bit as tough as has been extensively reported, and there was a need to be realistic regarding times. That said, I was still absolutely delighted with my finishing time and most definitely gave it my best shot!”

Kate Christian, AMD Co-ordinator at Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary, had to resort to cross-training, after damaging tendons and ligaments in her foot, just two months before the race, which left her on crutches for several weeks.

Kate was cheered on by her daughter, along with colleagues from the hospital. She said: “I’ve got to say I am so pleased I managed to finish. It was a huge boost when I saw the macular supporters; just what I needed along the way.”

Top fundraisers are Roma McIntosh, whose father Michael Biddlecombe helps to run our Aberdeen Group, and our charity place runner, Alex Petre, who have both topped £2,000 in sponsorship.

A big thank you to all our team and to everyone who donated so generously.