Four runners, including two new MapAction members, defied the heat at the hottest London Marathon on record on Sunday to run the race and raise thousands of pounds for MapAction.
We’d like to say a very big thank you and well done to Steve Penson, Pippa Hamilton, Iain Brackenridge and Richard Wood. It was Pippa’s second consecutive year running for MapAction and Iain has previously run the gruelling Marathon des Sables for us. Steve and Pippa both joined our humanitarian mapping volunteer team earlier this year.
Despite the warm temperatures, all four runners completed the course safely and with good times. We were on hand to cheer them on at the halfway point and at mile 22. So far, they have raised a fantastic £6,500 which will help fund our work providing vital geographic information to help people in crisis.