Congratulations to our Marathon Runners – Inspired to run next year?

From all of us at the EPT team a massive congratulations to this years team of 6 runners on an amazing achievement both for themselves and for our team today. Our grateful thanks goes to Loraine Carter: 04:53:55 Tom Mitchell: 05:47:38  James Taylor: 04:50:42  Nick How: 05:42:33   Joanna Shaw: 06:33:57 and Edward Lorman: 04:42:14.

The day started with thousands of runners taking part in a poingnant 30 second silence in honour of the victims of the Boston bombings.

After a team photo, our runners tackled the 33rd London Marathon, the biggest long distance event in the world, in beautiful weather if not a little warm later on. We’ll put the full account of their trials and tribulations of the day on our fundraisers diary.

If you felt inspired watching the marathon runners and would like to sponsor our marathon team please just click on any of the above links. Your sponsorship will be put to very good use, delivering the EPT services. Hopefully, we’ll be adding their accounts and pictures to the Fundraisers’ Diary over the coming weeks. Reading about others’ achievements is often a real inspiration.

We want all our potential supporters to be ahead of the game for next year’s marathon. So, if you or a friend are thinking about running the London Marathon in 2014 you have to think fast. You have three chances of a place – entering the public ballot, through your own running club if you belong to one and lastly a Gold Bond charity place. So, first things first. If you think you would like to run in 2014 please make sure you enter the online Public Ballot. That way, we stand the chance of increasing our places in the race; and if you are then lucky enough to get a Ballot place, it will take the fundraising pressure off you.

The Ballot For the 2014 London Marathon Opens (and probably closes) on Monday 29th April: go to http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/  Last year; it reached its upper entry limit within 24 hours, so to stand the best chance you should log on in the early hours of April 29th. If not immediately successful, please keep trying throughout that day and even into April 30th, but the longer you leave it, the less chance of being awarded a ballot place.

After April 30th our Gold Bond places will not become available until June. However, you can express your interest in one, by registering with our team managers CRunCH who will contact you toward the end of the summer 2013 to offer places.

Good Luck and look out for stories and pictures of our runners this year!