Annabel reaches the finishing line!

4 May

Annabel Taylor of Milford on Sea, a regular supporter of Friends of Ray of Hope – Uganda, ran the London Marathon to raise sponsorship.

She says;   ‘It was an amazing day. They had forecast snow at one stage; thankfully there was no rain and the right temperature.  My preparation had been less than ideal, as I had a calf strain and I feared I wouldn’t be able to run.  Some people running were wearing extraordinary outfits.  One man was running with a real washing machine on his back; there was also Jesus on a crucifix.  The first half was fine, a lot of weaving in and out of runners. A highlight was running over Tower Bridge; we then headed to the Isle of Dogs before heading back to Westminster. My husband, Martin, and the family were there to support at mile 8,12,23, and 25- it was so encouraging to see them.  Predictably the last 2 miles were really hard work.  I tried to speed up but my body didn’t let me.  I made it in 4 hours 31 min; which I’m thrilled with.  My fundraising total will exceed £2100, which I’m also delighted with.’

Thank you Annabel for your efforts on the day and for doing it for Friends….




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