On 26th April 2019, London stood still while dedicated runners took to the streets for the Virgin Money London Marathon. Amongst those runners, and ready to run 26.2 miles, was Aquamark Cleaning’s own Managing Director, Brad Staines, who was running to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

Running the London Marathon

Brad has this to say about his experience running the London Marathon:

“The Marathon was an awesome event, I’d thoroughly recommend anyone to do it just to experience the atmosphere, regardless of their running capabilities. London is at a standstill for one day, everyone comes out to cheer you on as they stand on the side of the streets/roads.

There are bands every mile or so creating the music to the atmosphere, seeing roads that are usually congested with sheer heavy traffic completely clear just for the runners to use – Overall, just an amazing event.

I struggled a bit at the beginning, but as the miles were being ticked off, I felt better. The last 3 miles were my fastest of the event – this could have had something to do with the crowds and bands generating the electric atmosphere.”

Despite an Achilles injury acquired before the event, Brad managed a strong running time of 3 hours and 54 minutes on the day.

Who are Breast Cancer Now?

Brad chose to run for Breast Cancer Now, which is the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity. They are dedicated to funding research into finding a cure and better treatments for breast cancer sufferers. They regularly fundraise, campaign, research and believe in finding cure, funded by their supporters.

Running the London Marathon helped Brad to raise an amazing total of £1371 for Breast Cancer Now. He had this to say, “We want to really thank everyone who has donated, it’s been an amazing £1371 raised for Breast Cancer Now.”

If you’d like to give to Brad’s Marathon Run or find out more about Breast Cancer Now, get in touch with the Aquamark Cleaning team today on 0208 401 2375.