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Run for Team Action

Posted: 10 September 2018 12:16 pm
October sees the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot results arrive in the post. For those who applied and were unsuccessful, we have charity places on offer. But if you are lucky enough to secure your own place to run, we would still love to have you on our team. After all, there is only one thing more rewarding than running the iconic event –...

One man. One Paddington suit. Two World Records?

Posted: 22 February 2018 12:44 pm
A Dorset man’s currently training for two marathon runs for children’s charity Action Medical Research, which he hopes will bring him two world records. Lee Collier, 42, a photographer from Blandford Forum, will be taking on the Bath Half Marathon and the Virgin Money London Marathon for the children’s charity. Dressed as Action...

Record-breaking runners

Posted: 12 September 2017 16:34 pm
Not content with just completing this year’s 26.2-mile Virgin London Marathon, three amazing Action runners each broke official Guinness World Records! Sarah Dudgeon, from Abingdon in Oxfordshire, ran her first ever marathon and her first event for Action back in 2002 and since then has ran the iconic event at least seven times. More recently she...

Holy Trio Triumph at London Marathon

Posted: 24 April 2017 13:46 pm
Not content with just completing the 26.2 mile Virgin London Marathon, three Action Medical Research supporters have also broken Guinness World Records! Husband and wife Max Livingstone-Learmonth and Sarah Dudgeon - who are both from Abingdon, Oxfordshire - joined Victoria Carter from London to cross the finishing line in style on Sunday (23 April...

Running in the family

Posted: 19 April 2016 15:12 pm
Inspired by our research into premature birth, a trio of brothers get set to tackle this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. We spoke to youngest sibling Will, who persuaded the others to join him. As this issue of Touching Lives went to press, brothers Will, Ferg and George Bostock were completing their final training runs ahead of pounding the...

Runners lining up for London Marathon in aid of Action Medical Research

Posted: 19 April 2016 10:01 am
A number of dedicated runners of all ages are set to tackle the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in aid of vital research. Among them will be a young man who underwent life-saving surgery as a baby: Henry Fox (pictured above) had an operation when he was just three weeks old after suffering from pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the pylorus passage...

It’s a family affair as brothers prepare for London Marathon

Posted: 11 December 2015 12:10 pm
Three brothers are getting ready to run for a reason by tackling next year’s Virgin London Marathon in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The trio have kicked off their training programme after gaining places on the world-famous event on 24 April 2016. And it’s a family affair with Will, Ferg and George Bostock...

Researchers on the run…

Posted: 26 August 2015 10:35 am
Also wearing the Action vest for this year's Virgin Money London Marathon was Dr Rebecca Hill, who in 2014 completed a three-year charity-funded study into brain tumours affecting children. And currently in training for next year’s event is Dr Manju Kurian, who with Action funding discovered genes that can cause several devastating...

Marathon challenge for midwife Michelle

Posted: 26 August 2015 10:29 am
Having worked with families experiencing prematurity or the heartbreak of a birth that hasn’t gone to plan, Michelle Cooke was determined to support Action when a last-minute place in the Virgin Money London Marathon came up. With just 11 weeks to go before she’d be joining the masses on the start line, Michelle, 35 from Emsworth in...

‘Ever Present’ runner shows support for Action

Posted: 27 April 2015 16:10 pm
Stalwart marathon runner Terry Macey showed his support for children’s charity Action Medical Research in the 35th London Marathon on Sunday – having competed every year since the race began. Terry, 66, is part of a group of runners who have competed in every marathon in the capital since it launched in 1981 – dubbed the ‘Ever...

Wallingford resident attempts London Marathon record in a wedding dress

Posted: 11 April 2014 10:09 am
Sarah Dudgeon from Wallingford is running the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday and hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest marathon run – in a wedding dress! Following strict guidelines from Guinness, Sarah plans to run Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon in under 3 hours 41 minutes to claim the title....

Lewisham man to run Virgin Money London Marathon in Paddington Bear™ suit for children’s charity

Posted: 3 April 2014 14:17 pm
Stuart May from Lewisham is this April running his seventh London Marathon for children’s charity, Action Medical Research. Not content with this record in itself, he is this year running the gruelling 26.2-mile course wearing a Paddington Bear™ suit. The lovable bear, soon to be film star, is the official mascot of the charity. Stuart has...

Twenty-two London Marathons is amazing, frankly!

Posted: 13 April 2011 16:28 pm
York’s Frank Holden will be running his 22nd consecutive London Marathon for children’s charity Action Medical Research this Sunday (17 April).

The 67-year-old, who lives in Heslington and is a member of the York Knavesmire Harriers club, first caught the running bug in the 1980s. He ran his first London event for the charity in 1989 on a gold...

Kirsty Gallacher backs charity initiative to get mums running

Posted: 24 March 2011 17:25 pm
As Mothering Sunday approaches, children’s charity Action Medical Research is asking mums across the UK to join its Mums on the Run initiative which encourages mothers to join together and get fit at the same time as helping to raise vital funds to help sick babies and children.

TV presenter and mother of two Kirsty Gallacher is lending her...

Marathon madness!

Posted: 1 June 2006 01:00 am
The man behind this novel idea was Roland Partridge, a Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Roland says, “I devised the idea while running the London Marathon last year. I was impressed with the awesome array of impressive fancy dress outfits taking part, and started thinking about what would constitute the...
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