East Northants charity thanks runners for their marathon efforts

Team HEN 2017
Team HEN 2017

A charity has thanked the runners who took on the challenge of the London Marathon for them.

Headway East Northants held a celebration event for the runners who took part in this year’s marathon for the charity.

The celebration event

The celebration event

Their sponsorship will help continue its work providing support and services to individuals, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury.

A number of runners from Team HEN 2017 attended the event held recently in Irthlingborough with their guests.

Claire Phillips from the Irthlingborough-based charity said: “This was a great opportunity for Headway East Northants trustees, staff and volunteers to say thank you to the runners and to hear about their London Marathon experience.

“A few of them are considering signing up for next year’s marathon.”

Some of the pictures from this year's London Marathon

Some of the pictures from this year's London Marathon

Among those who went along was Thomas Bolton, who not only ran the marathon for Headway East Northants but also claimed the Guiness world record for the fastest marathon dressed as a car after completing the 26.2 mile course dressed as Del Boy’s Robin Reliant from Only Fools And Horses.

He was joined by Beth Nunley, Rachel Tidmarsh, Karen Lower and John Freeman for the celebration event.

Claire added: “We are extremely grateful to all Team HEN 2017 runners.

“They have worked incredibly hard on our behalf, both in training and fundraising.

“Their support ensures that we can continue to provide and improve the service we offer to our clients with acquired brain injury.”

For more details about Headway East Northants and its work, click here