Pink Lady® and the Virgin Money London Marathon
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 - especially our Pink Lady® runners!
A big well done to Gary Edwards, Tom Grantham, Naz Massey, Derek Pickles and Karen Ruddell, of Kent-based running club Beginners2Runners, who completed the staggering 26.2 miles dressed as Pink Lady® apples in the hottest London marathon on record!
We are so proud of our runners who managed to raise a massive £4,500 and counting for chosen charity, Dandelion Time, a charitable project for children and young people traumatised by abuse, neglect or having early life attachment difficulties.
We are truly in awe of our Pink Lady® runners’ amazing achievement.
This is the 12th year Pink Lady® has been involved in the Virgin Money London Marathon, providing marathon runners who finish the race with a Pink Lady® apple in their goody bag.
This year Pink Lady® also supplied 2,000 Pink Lady® apples at the finish line to the heroic finishers of the London Mini Marathon, a three-mile course for those aged between 11-18.
You can find out more about this year’s Pink Lady® apple runners in the bios below
Or for the latest updates on Dandelion Time, please visit http://dandeliontime.org.uk/
Pink Lady® apples have worked with the Virgin Money London Marathon for many years and we’re proud to provide every person who crosses the infamous finish line with a Pink Lady® apple - the perfect, snackisfying pick me up!
Who am I? Derek Pickles. When did I start at B2R? January 2017 to support my wife Shelley and my family. We joined Coxheath as the start time was 6.00pm meaning the kids could come along even whe...Read More
My name is Gary Edwards and I have been dry for 2 weeks, all because of my training for THE London Marathon. I am 46 years old and have been running with B2R Snodland since October 2016 after joi...Read More
I'm Karen. I live in Maidstone with my husband and two teenage boys and I work in a school in Ashford as a Family Liaison Officer. I've belonged to Beginners 2 Runners since July 2016, when I joi...Read More
I am Naz, 35 years old, married with a 5 year old and I am from Turkey. I started running with B2R 4 years ago as I wanted to get fit and healthy (I hadn't done any exercise before) and make some f...Read More
Hi I'm Tom Grantham and I'm lucky enough to be running the London marathon for Pink Lady® Apples and the fantastic Dandelion Time charity this year! I'm 30 and have been running for 4 years now a...Read More