24 April 2013

Running the London marathon for Breast Cancer Care

London marathonLast Sunday, the QVC Team - Bryony and Arietta - took to the streets of London along with 36,000 others to run 26.2 miles for charity! The challenge was set at the end of January and training kicked off immediately, despite the often minus temperatures, rain and snow!

But thanks to the amazing support of the crowds and the Breast Cancer Care team, they both completed the marathon and have raised over £2,000 for the charity. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can find their donation page here.

Here's what they had to say about the event:

Arietta 

Arietta on the marathon"The London Marathon is by far the hardest thing I have done so far. I am so proud of finishing it as when I reached halfway, I didn't think I was going to be able to make it.

I was not feeling too well and wanted to quit after mile 2. However seeing so many people struggling and carrying on, especially a woman over 70, there was no way I was going to quit without a fight.

The crowd was amazing and they really help you get through. What an achievement! One that anyone is capable of, so get training and do it."

Bryony 

Bryony marathon"What an experience. The atmosphere was amazing and I felt like I was part of something pretty incredible, from the moment of silence at the start to show our support for the tragedy in Boston to running over Tower Bridge and hearing the roar of the crowds on either side. 

I now understand what people mean when they talk about hitting the wall though! Mine was at 21 miles... and then again at 23 miles when I really had to give myself a good talking to with the exhaustion setting in.

The Breast Cancer Care supporters as well as all my friends and family that came out to cheer were such a help and with all the emotion, I promptly burst into tears on the finish line! Definitely something to be proud of and something I will never forget!"

Visit the Breast Cancer Care site to find out more about this fantastic charity

Comments

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Well done both of you,what an achievement. Congratulations.

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well done girls!! what an amazing achievement and one you should be so proud of.

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