The Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 arrived in SE16 at about 09:15 on 24 April and left us about 15:30 that afternoon. Congratulations to all the runners especially those who have a connection round here! Thanks for putting in such a great effort for our local community!
Into the Future
The results will take a while to assess. From the blisters and tired legs to the immense cleanup of litter and street decoration, from the messages of good will and support flashed across the world to the impact of the money raised for good causes, the Marathon is a huge event. Each year for 36 years now, Rotherhithe and Bermondsey have seen crowds descend on us for the race and depart again in great spirits. It’s a one-day festival for the visitors and an all-year effort for the organisers!
Remember if you want to enter the public ballot to run NEXT year, you must register online 2-6 May 2016 at virginmoneylondonmarathon.com. Alternatively, you could raise money for one of our local charities who offer Marathon running places each year such as Time and Talents, Dockland Settlements, Bede House or Salmon Youth Centre. Get in touch with your local centre for more details.
Here are some photos of the event as it happened this year. If you were running, let us know how you did and if you know someone who should be profiled for their Marathon efforts, do get in touch.