Trade figures triumph at London Marathon

Trade figures triumph at London Marathon

Figures in the trade are feeling "tired but grateful" to all their donors following their gruelling 26.2 mile run for the London Marathon yesterday (24th April).

Andrew Furlow, sales and marketing director at Icon Books, ran the race in three hours and 53 minutes, raising £2,197 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Furlow said: “Thank you very much to everyone who encouraged, supported and sponsored me to run the London Marathon yesterday! As you can see, I finished in 3:53 – a bit slower than I was hoping but I finished nonetheless and am proud of myself. But I'm prouder that, with your help, I managed to raise almost £2,200 for the RNIB! So thanks very much again from me and from everyone supported by the RNIB.”

Alexander Cochran, translation rights agent at Conville & Walsh, raised £2,207.60 for the Voluntary Service Overseas, an international development organization that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality.

Rebecca Barden, senior commissioning editor at Bloomsbury, raised over £1,300 for medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Victoria Gilder, publicity director at Biteback Publishing, raised £1,104.56 for CLIC Sargent, a charity for children with cancer and leukaemia. She tweeted: “Did it! #soproud #LondonMarathon” alongside a photo of her London Marathon medal.

Elizabeth Briggs of Lucas Alexander Whitley, Simon Skinner of Nielsen UK, Philip Veysey of Informa, and Angus Cargill of Faber, all ran on behalf of The Book Trade Charity and raised £4,387.63 between them.