Looking forward to the Virgin Money London Marathon
We are proud to be the official apple of the Virgin Money London Marathon for the 11th year running, and we want to make this the biggest year yet! As well as offering every runner a delicious Pink Lady® apple in their finisher bag, we have been gearing up for the marathon with our four chosen runners, with lots of exciting activity planned for the big day itself.
Our very own Maxime Delacour, who is assistant marketing manager for Pink Lady®, will be joined by Jon Goodege, Andy Orr and Phil Lacey, all signing themselves up to complete the marathon dressed as Pink Lady® apples. Read more about each of our runners and their training regimes.
This year our runners are helping to raise funds for Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children whilst providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
This year we’ve teamed up with bloggers the Veggie Runners to provide you with a series of marathon-inspired blog posts including this delicious Vegan Tahini and Apple Muffin recipe recipe. Tahini has plenty of protein and the fibre and vitamins from the apples make these the perfect post-run snack.
The Veggie Runners took Maxime and Phil on a Marathon training session and have put together some handy exercise and training tips to help you get in tip top shape before the big day.
We’ll be cheering for Maxime, Andy, Jon and Phil on race day, and can’t wait to see one of our own crossing the finish line in the famous Pink Lady® apple costume!
Want to keep up with all the action on the day? We’ve enlisted the help of three lifestyle and fitness bloggers to take over our social media channels on the big day so you can help cheer the runners on. We’ll be getting a helping hand from The Lean Lawyer, The Girl Outdoors and Flash Anthology on marathon day to stream live across our social media channels, so even if you can’t make it to the finish line, you can be there in spirit!