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The Apex Lifts Team at the London Marathon

12 October 2021

Brian running the London Marathon

Apex Lifts’ Service Sales Lead, Brian Maginnis, completed the London Marathon on October 3rd 2021 and was supported by a number of volunteers such as Apex’s Insurance Coordinator, Jodie Harvey.

After months of training by running approximately 40-50km each week – including 10km very second day and a long run of 21km on weekends, Brian completed the 26.2 miles in an impressive 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Brian ran the marathon in aid of Children with Cancer UK, a charity that helps fund over 60 research projects across the UK, accelerating breakthroughs to help drive up childhood cancer survival rates and find kinder, more effective treatments to reduce long-term side effects.

With a fundraising goal of £2,500.00, Brian is extremely close to reaching his fundraising target - Donate Now.

Describing his marathon experience, Brian had the perfect weather conditions whilst running – no rain and the sun shining! The crowd created an amazing atmosphere, encouraging all participants throughout… this included water station volunteers such as Apex’s Insurance Coordinator, Jodie Harvey.

As a regular marathon participant, Jodie had to sadly defer her running place this year as a result of injury. Not letting that stop her from being there on the day, Jodie volunteered at the 8-mile water station, handing out water and words of encouragement to all runners – including Brian who managed to stop by!

Brian celebrated his accomplishment with a nice cold pint of beer and a pizza… very well deserved! Additionally, Jodie found the entire volunteering experience extremely rewarding despite it not being the usual experience for her.

Take a look at some pictures from both Brian and Jodie’s day below… 

Brian with his medal

Brian celebrating with a well deserved pint

Brian running the London Marathon

Jodie watching the professional runners

Jodie Volunteering at the 8-mile Water Station

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