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

£106

Natasha Rook

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

£105

Kathy Friend

£85

C. Schneider

Enjoy the run!! What a unique experience.

£69.68

Anthony

Good luck!!

£54

Natasha Rook

Year 5 sponsorship from Olivia and Sophia

£52.50

Ferg And Steph

All the best Claire! You got this 🙌🏼

£52.50

Phil Rice

Good luck for the Marathon and with your training x

£52.50

Charlene And Caroline

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

£52

Sean Knight

All the best Pat and sean

£52

Gloria Senescall

Good luck!

£52

Carol Hibbs

Good luck Claire, you can do this! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃 xx

£52

Stephanie Doehr

Crush it! Much love from Steph and Ferg

£50

Chel &jess

Always so proud of you, always inspired by you! I know you didn’t get to prepare for this the way you’d have hoped. But your resilience is unmeasurable!.. and our support for you, is infinite. We love you lots 💛 Go have some fun! You’ve waited long enough to do this. We’ll be with you in spirit and of course, he will be too xxx

£50

Mum X

For Emelia and Freya’s sponsored run around Shape xx

£50

Maggie Biddlecombe

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

£42

Liz White

Cash Donation from Liz. Thank you lovely.

£41.60

Lynne Robertson

A true inspiration!

£38.85

Molly & Megan

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

£31.20

Denise Welsh

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

£30

Emelia Reed

Emelia ran 16 laps for her classes sponsored run

£30

Anonymous

Money donated from toy sale

£27.30

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 👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🙌🙌🙌 🏅🏆

£26.25

Amy Niedzwiedzka

Do it! Will be with you in spirit! Xx

£26.25

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

£26.25

Evelyn Mcaulay

✊ 🏃‍♀️ Go Claire 🏃‍♀️ ✊

£26.25

Sophie & Charlie Ledieu

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

£26.25

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!

£26.25

Hannah Wyatt

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

£26.25

Natasha Rook

You will be amazing! Xx

£26.25

Carolin Gosepath

go for it Claire!

£26

Lucy Giles

Hi sister!

£26

Elaine Prendergast

Best of luck Claire. We’ll be looking out for you on TV. Elaine, Matt, George, Tom (yr 7 MC)

£26

Ff

Good luck

£26

Kathy Friend

Go get it, Claire!!!!

£26

Anonymous

£25

Megan Paveley

Go Claire, you will be amazing xxxx

£25

Georgina Nash

Good Luck Claire!! You will absolutely smash it!!! Xx

£25

British Section Shape International School

More sponsorship from British Section Shape International School. Thank you

£24.15

Danielle Holt

William holt donation for laps run at school

£22

Ingrid Karin

Cash Donation from Ingrid. Thank you

£21

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.

£20

Carol Reed

I know you will smash it.

£20

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 💪🏼🏅

£20

Marion Creagh

Best of Luck.

£19

Mayung Rai

Very best of luck!

£15.75

Claire Mellor

£15.60

Anonymous

£15.60

Toni Everett

Such a great course go smash it x

£15.60

Lorrayn E-goddard

A small donation for a worthy charity , a fellow VLM runner and SSH member . Good luck 🤞

£15.60

J K

Good luck! X

£15.60

Donna Leek

Good luck Claire, bet you will smash it! Lots of love Donna and the boys x

£15.60

Diane Pickton

Good luck. love Diane n Dave xx

£15.60

A Sister

Good luck with the run. Fantastic effort and a great charity. X

£15

Ruth Black

£13

Year 3

Money received from year 3 for their sponsored run

£12.60

Sophie Colquhoun - Apollo Class Shape Primary

£10.50

Isobel Fernie

£10.50

Anonymous

Good luck Claire

£10.50

Robert Fuller

£10.50

Mary Larkin

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

£10.50

Diana Oconnor

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

£10.50

Julie Jones

You'll smash it Superwoman!

£10.50

Jennifer Smith

£10.40

Melissa Jagger

Absolutely best of luck!! It will be a 'Best Day Ever' experience and one you will never forget (I ran it in 2013) Well done with raising so much money for a very worthy cause. The Jagger family (Louisa @ MC!)

£10.40

Simone White

Good Luck x

£10

Rhys & Scarlett Fowler

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

£10

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

£10

Rach Andrews

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

£10

Natasha Rook

Year 5 sponsorship from Rosie!

£10

Flo Simmons

Good luck Claire, from mums neighbour and friend Flo X

£5.25

Tracy Andrews

Good Luck

£5.25

Julie Houston

Good Luck!

£5.25

Carly Edwards

Good luck 😊

£5.25

Annika Scott

Well done and good luck, from The Scott family.

£5.25

Lyndsey Fixter

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

£5.25

Oliver

£5.25

Jackie

Good luck Claire!

£5.25

Amber, Steve And Oliver

Good luck Claire! I know you can do it!

£5.20

Rachael Gillan

Welcome to the imms team! Happy running, glad it’s you and not me! :) Rach xx

£5

Inoke

Good luck!

£5

Claire Reed