The Youth Sport Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all those who pounded the streets of London in the Marathon at the weekend to raise funds for our programmes in the UK and across the world.
The Coleman quartet of siblings were part of a team of nine runners taking part in aid of the Youth Sport Trust.
Danielle Coleman, who ran with her two sisters and brother, said: “The support from friends and family was amazing and seeing other participants in Youth Sport Trust tops was great, as well as being cheered on at mile 11 by the Youth Sport Trust team.”
Her sister, Emma-Jane Wood, added: “We are very proud with the amount of money we have raised for such a great charity that does so much work for young people to develop their skills and abilities through sport.
Helen Vost, director of fundraising at the Youth Sport Trust, said: “Everyone knows how tough it is to take on a marathon from the training through to the race day. But on top of this, the runners have helped raise an incredible amount for the Youth Sport Trust, which will help engage children in sport and physical activity in the UK and abroad. We at the Youth Sport Trust want to say a massive thank you to our runners.”
“Who knows, through the funds raised by these runners, their inspirational act may encourage a child who benefits from our programmes to take part in the London Marathon in years to come.”
Those who ran for the Youth Sport Trust, listed with their finishing times, were: Andrew Dickens in 03:46:41, Tony Draper in 06:51:56, Blake Edwards in 04:46:14, Danielle Coleman in 07:52:58, Emma-Jane Wood in 07:52:59, Natalie Gibbs in 05:25:04, Rob Coleman in 05:16:55, Rachel Costello in 04:45:54, and Tamsin Lewis in 02:58:52.
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