claire reed

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

London Marathon Here I Come!!

Since I was in school I have wanted to run the London Marathon.  I entered the ballot for 10 years in a row and never got a place!

Then in 2019 after falling in love with running all over again I signed up with a group of friends to run the Paris Marathon. Unfortunately this  then got postponed again and again and then finally cancelled due to COVID.  Now I'll be back in the UK for the Paris Marathon, but one of my running friends got a ballot place in the London Marathon.

I had given up on entering the ballot, but looked at charity options and was extremely lucky to be offered a Golden Ticket by ABF The Soldiers Charity to run London in October 2021!!

As a military Family this charity is very close to our hearts and I hope we never have to call on them personally.  But they do support families and veterans in their time of need.

I hope you will join me in fundraising for this amazing charity.

Thank you! 

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'donate' button. The more people that know about ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Natasha Rook

Sponsorship money from Oliver, Harry, Felicity, Frannie, Lucia and Mrs Rook for year 5's sponsored run!


Kathy Friend


C. Schneider

Enjoy the run!! What a unique experience.


Natasha Rook

Year 5 sponsorship from Olivia and Sophia


Ferg And Steph

All the best Claire! You got this 🙌🏼


Phil Rice

Good luck for the Marathon and with your training x


Charlene And Caroline

Well Done Claire, happy training and have fun along the way


Gloria Senescall

Good luck!


Maggie Biddlecombe

This is amazing I know you’ll smash this it will be like a walk in the park👍🏻 Xxx


Liz White

Cash Donation from Liz. Thank you lovely.


Lynne Robertson

A true inspiration!


Molly & Megan

Molly completed 21 laps ad Megan completed 16 in their Yr6 sponsored run. Great effort all round! Well done Yr6 🙌 🏃‍♀️ 🏅🏆


Denise Welsh

Go for it Claire! You got this!!!!


Emelia Reed

Emelia ran 16 laps for her classes sponsored run



Money donated from toy sale


Hattie Welsh

Hattie Welsh completed 22 laps. I set the goal of 18 and she smashed it, and my bank account 😆 Well done Y5 fabulous team effort 👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🙌🙌🙌 🏅🏆


Amy Niedzwiedzka

Do it! Will be with you in spirit! Xx


Victoria Lack

Partner in crime! Looking forward to you shouting at me the entire way round to keep going, plenty of selfies on route too no doubt xx


Evelyn Mcaulay

✊ 🏃‍♀️ Go Claire 🏃‍♀️ ✊


Sophie & Charlie Ledieu

Money for Sophie & Charlie's sponsored run (yr6 & Yr 3). Well done everyone and good luck Claire!


Molly And Maisie

In their sponsored runs Molly ran 23 laps with year 6 and Maisie completed her mile with year 3! Good luck Claire!


Hannah Wyatt

Good Luck! I'm sure you will be amazing!


Natasha Rook

You will be amazing! Xx


Carolin Gosepath

go for it Claire!


British Section Shape International School

More sponsorship from British Section Shape International School. Thank you


Danielle Holt

William holt donation for laps run at school


Ingrid Karin

Cash Donation from Ingrid. Thank you


Smriti Gurung

Smriti completed 16 laps in her Yr6 sponsored run. Well done Yr6 great team effort. Good Luck for the marathon and with your training.


Carol Reed

I know you will smash it.


Jenny Gow

Lewis ran 7 laps of the running track for The Soldiers Charity. I know you’ll smash the marathon Claire and for a great cause 💪🏼🏅


Mayung Rai

Very best of luck!


Claire Mellor


Year 3

Money received from year 3 for their sponsored run


Sophie Colquhoun - Apollo Class Shape Primary


Isobel Fernie



Good luck Claire


Robert Fuller


Mary Larkin

Good luck but I know you'll smash it no problem x


Diana Oconnor

Good luck and all the best from the O’Connor family xx


Julie Jones

You'll smash it Superwoman!


Jennifer Smith


Rhys & Scarlett Fowler

Good luck from Rhys Fowler (Y6) and Scarlett Fowler (Y5). Xx


Ciara Andrews

Hi Claire, I ran 19 laps today with Apollo class to raise money for your charity. Good luck running the London marathon. Ciara, aged 9 3/4


Rach Andrews

You go girl! Well done on your amazing commitment 👏 🏃‍♀️ 🏅


Natasha Rook

Year 5 sponsorship from Rosie!


Flo Simmons

Good luck Claire, from mums neighbour and friend Flo X


Tracy Andrews

Good Luck


Julie Houston

Good Luck!


Carly Edwards

Good luck 😊


Annika Scott

Well done and good luck, from The Scott family.


Lyndsey Fixter

Good luck, I know that you will smash it 😊x





Good luck Claire!


Amber, Steve And Oliver

Good luck Claire! I know you can do it!



Good luck!


Claire Reed