A video slideshow capturing some of the fun and excitement from the day.
A team of runners is set to raise up to £90,000 for the ICR at this year’s London Marathon. Following months of gruelling training, 25 runners embarked on the iconic 26-mile race for the ICR raising vital funds for our groundbreaking research.
Paul Bisby was the first of the ICR’s runners to make it over the finish line in a fantastic time of 3 hours and 41 minutes.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the best known and most popular marathons in the world attracting novice and veteran marathon runners alike.
#teamICR ran a combined distance of over 650 miles on Marathon day, and were a mix of first timers and seasoned competitors.
Lucy Dean, Senior Oncology Physiotherapist at The Royal Marsden, completed her first marathon in support of the ICR after seeing on a daily basis the impact that cancer has on people and their loved ones. She completed the course in 4 hours and 16 minutes, raising £3,660 in the process.
You can find out more about our runners in the supporter stories on our website.
Charlotte Orrell-Jones, Head of Events at the ICR, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who ran as part of Team ICR. Their efforts mean that we can continue to take our world-leading research from the lab to the patient and move towards defeating cancer.
“We would also like to thank the energetic group of family, friends and ICR staff who braved the cold to join us at our cheer point to give our runners much-needed encouragement and support as they approached the half-way mark. Thank you again to everyone involved.”
If you have been inspired by this year’s runners and would like to be part of Team ICR in 2017, email [email protected], or see our Sports and challenges page for event listings throughout 2016 and 2017.
You can see photos and tweets from the day on our Storify page page about the event.