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Lawyers take on the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Laura Durrant and 14 other lawyers chose to mark the end of a long running legal case they had been working on for nearly ten years by getting behind a cause and running the London Landmarks Half Marathon. They raised a fantastic £11,000 for The Institute of Cancer Research.

Laura Durrant and her team of runners

Both of Laura’s parents are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Laura’s mother has multiple myeloma, and her father stage four prostate cancer.

Laura has seen first-hand the huge impact advances in cancer research have made to the way cancer is treated, and because of this she wanted to contribute to the effort that is keeping her parents around, and in good shape, for as long as possible.

The rest of the team were 100 percent behind Laura, and channelled their motivation and passion into their training and fundraising for her charity of choice, the ICR.

Laura was delighted to see London in such a fun and interesting way. She was even happier to find out that a large majority of the course was flat!

“Overwhelmed by peoples’ generosity”

Laura and the rest of her team fitted training into their busy schedules by running to and from work, with a longer run at weekends. The team spirit was high and they all motivated each other to keep on training and raising funds. Word of the race soon spread around the office and donations and well wishes started flying in. 

Laura said: “It was brilliant to see all the supporters out in force throughout the course. The cheers from the ICR team were particularly welcome around mile 8!

“We are absolutely thrilled to have smashed through our target and raise almost £11,000 for such a fantastic cause. I was overwhelmed by peoples’ generosity, everyone bought into why we were running and the importance of our fundraising. We had such a fun day!”

 

If Laura and her team has inspired you to join #TeamICR and take part in a challenge event to raise money for the ICR, please visit get in touch with [email protected].

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