Well done Virgin London Marathon runners!

Virgin London Marathon Finisher Medals

A huge well done to everyone who took part in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon! If you’ve woken up this morning and you’re still wearing your finisher medal it’s totally acceptable – you should be keeping it on for at least a week.

Now you’ve completed the run here’s 4 things you can do this week to boost your fundraising total

  1. Update your fundraising page with a photo from Sunday. The official Marathon Photo images will be available shortly, or if you had a friend take a photo at the start or the finish it will help show everyone you did it.

  2. Change the information on your page, let your supporters know how the run went, what time you did and how you feels to have run it.
  3. Send a quick email around to everyone you now – including people who’ve already donated. Let them know how much you’ve raised so far, what time you did, and how it went, and don’t forget to include a link to your page. You might get some repeat donations.
  4. You can download a finisher certificate with your time from the Virgin London Marathon, just put your details in here, you’ll find it just below your  marathon timings. It’s super useful to let everyone know you’ve finished.

We’d love to hear how it went for you, let us know by leaving a comment below.

9 Responses to “Well done Virgin London Marathon runners!”


  1. 1 Simon Chafe April 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This was my first and likely to be my last Marathon. What an amazing experience never to be forgotten but so much tougher than I was expecting !! I even managed to get a suntan while out running the course. Woke the following day trying to teach my body how to walk again, but wouldn’t change anything, so glad I took part and finished this world famous marathon. Thank you to everyone concerned and everyone who donated

  2. 2 Sean April 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    One of the best days of my life – finished in 4hours 37minutes. The crowd were awesome as were my family who cheered me on . Joined up with the British Heart Foundation afterwards and they took some pics with my son Billy – he is the reason I ran the marathon because he has a congenital heart condition. It was tough but it was all worth it , every second of it.

  3. 3 Joanne haigh April 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    What a fabulous day. My first ever running competition ever!!!

    Straight in for the worlds most famous marathon and I am thrilled to say I completed it and am very proud of my medal.

    I was lucky I secured a charity place, running for Scope. So glad I did. I was overwhelmed with the support along the way, it has made me realise that even though I doubt I will ever run it again, I will most definitely go to support and cheer the runners on.

    My legs may be paying the price for the next few days, with a bit of a funny walk, but it puts everything into perspective as to why I done it.

    Thank you to everyone who supported me on the day, either by tracking me from the pub or being there with great words of encouragement and a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us, we have raised a staggering amount of money.

  4. 4 Harmy Juttla April 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    WOW…. how tough was that! My second marathon in a row since 2012. I beat my time by 64 secs only… finishing in 5hours 54mins 36secs! 15 -19 miles was the toughest this year, the crowds were amazing as usual. So glad my brother and his girl friend were there to cheer me on at 17 miles. They gave me the words of encourgement I needed to finish the race. At the moment I am telling everybody that I am retiring from matathon running… but as they say never say never! My legs have been to hell and back and still recovering. I think giving birth is easier as I did that 4 times. Having run 2 marathons I have at the moment decided to quit doing anymore.

    Thank you to all my sponsors for supporting Children With Cancer and my school for giving me the support and donations. You guys are truely AMAZING!!

  5. 5 Ann Hunt April 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Hi everyone what a brilliant experience, at the finish i said never again!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A few hours later,, …………..yes im entering into the ballott for 2014,, roll on year year it was brilliant…
    Thank for all my supporters and sponsors for my charity Anthony Nolan I couldnt have done this without you all……….

    Thankyou All
    Annie Sollihull West Midlands

  6. 6 Anthony Grimes April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Hey all; what a day – what an event – I would like to start by thanking the organizers of this event, the met police for keeping us all safe and st johns ambulance for taking care of everyone who needed it on the day, I would personally like to thank the JDRF for letting me run for them, all runners for the JDRF for doing a great job in raising money and awareness and to all the people who have supported me in my marathon efforts, this was by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but it was so worth it i finished in just over 6 hours and I actually felt really bad at the end my legs were destroyed – at first i was saying no to running this event again but now the legs are better i am ready to run in 2014 – however my first thoughts are to run the great north run in Sept 2013. again thank you to everyone who supported me I hope this money goes a long way in making a difference to diabetic children around the globe, – PS my son is also very happy with the support you have provided me with, – PPS thanks to the crowds without you it would have been impossible

  7. 7 Elise Hynes April 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    What a fantastic day, do my legs hurt …yes, do my feet hurt …yes, am I glad i did it yes!!! it was amazing. My first full marathon, five weeks ago I fractured my second metertarsel and was told not to run, but was given the all clear a week before the marathon, my time was not great 5 hours 39 over an hour slower than I woudl have finished but it was still a great achievement and I am very proud of my self.

    A huge big thank you to Clare and Helen from Leukaemia CARE for all their efforts before and on the day. Also a big thank you to all the Virgin London marathon volunteers you did us proud.

    A great big thank you to all the supporters in London, I don’t know what I would have done without all the jelly babies, you were all amazing and made the day so special…thank you :)

  8. 8 Georgie Butler April 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    What an amzing day!!!! would like to say thankyou so much to everyone at VLM everyone was so friendly and helped me and my family so much proud to be british!!!! finished in 5 hrs 12 mins for help a capital child thankyou xxx xxxx

  9. 9 Paul April 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    What a fantastic day. The support from everyone was amazing and certainly kept me going. The journey will be with me forever, long after the pain from my foot blisters has disappeared. London you were brilliant :)


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