The world famous Virgin Money London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 22 April and will once again see 50,000 runners making their way through the iconic streets of the Capital.
Amidst that staggering number will be a small army of inspirational runners who have either secured a place as part of The Fire Fighters Charity’s London Marathon team, or who will be running independently for us.
The 17 who secured one of our official places have together pledged to raise an astonishing £34,000 to support injured firefighters across the UK. Countless others, meanwhile, will be running independently for the Charity and raising thousands of their own along the way.
In the lead up to the big event we will be introducing you to members of our official team as they prepare for their turn on London’s gruelling 26.2 mile course. However, if you’re one of the many who didn’t secure a place with us, but who is running on our behalf regardless, please Tweet us @firefighters999 to introduce yourself too.
Here are our first three team runners, Jordan, Erica and Warren.
Jordan Bryson, Cumbria
“As a serving firefighter in Cumbria I am very passionate about the Charity and all it does to help those in need. I enjoy all aspects of fitness and am really looking forward to the challenge of a Marathon and running for such a great cause.”
You can support Jordan by donating via his JustGiving page here.
Erica Dillon, Merseyside
“The Marathon falls six weeks after my 40th birthday. It’s quite a milestone year – it’s also 10 years since I worked for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service on the World Firefighter Games in Liverpool, so I decided it would be a nice year to give something back to The Fire Fighters Charity for such a great 18 months working at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.”
You can show Erica your support by donating via her JustGiving page here.
Warren Morris, Merseyside
“One of the 50 things on my bucket list is to run the London Marathon, so I am going to complete the biggest challenge of my life so far, all while raising funds and awareness of The Fire Fighters Charity.”
You can help Warren to tick the Matrathon off his bucket list by donating via his JustGiving page here.