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Lincoln fundraisers run the London Marathon

Runners from Lincoln are resting their feet after completing the 2014 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 13.

Some 36,000 people took part in the 26.2 mile road race and, among them, Lincoln fundraisers completed the course for charity.

Lincoln’s Winter Paralympic champion Jade Etherington attended the event too, alongside fellow ski racer Kelly Gallagher.

Together they held the tape at the IPCAthletic finish line.

(L-R) Paralympic ski racer Kelly Gallagher, Jimmy Carr, Tom Daley and Lincoln's Paralympian Jade Etherington congratulated fundraisers at the London Marathon finish line. Photo: Jade Etherington Facebook
(L-R) Paralympic ski racer Kelly Gallagher, Jimmy Carr, Tom Daley and Lincoln’s Paralympian Jade Etherington congratulated fundraisers at the London Marathon finish line. Photo: Jade Etherington Facebook

Lincoln Marathon Runners:


Amy Wilkes

Amy Wilkes (Right) took part in the 2014 London Marathon in order to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.
Amy Wilkes (Right) took part in the 2014 London Marathon in order to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Amy Wilkes, from Lincoln, completed the 2014 London Marathon in 5 hours and 40 minutes, despite twisting her knee at the 18 mile mark.

Amy was raising money for Muscular Dystrophy, and has so far raised over £600.00. You can make a donation on her JustGiving page.

She said: “The cause is very close to my heart. I lost my brother in 2005 to myotonic dystrophy and wanted to do something challenging to raise money and remember him.

“Crossing the finish was overwhelming and I shared a lovely moment with one of the stewards who’s son suffers from MD. They approached me and thanked me for raising money for the charity and I cried like a baby.”


Mike Lawlor

Mike Lawlor took part in the 2014 London Marathon for Ovacome in memory of his grandma.
Mike Lawlor took part in the 2014 London Marathon for Ovacome in memory of his grandma.

Mike Lawlor took part in the 2014 London Marathon for Ovarian Cancer Charity Ovacome in memory of his grandma.

He completed the run in 3 hours and 57 minutes.

So far he has raised almost £1,200.00 for the charity. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so via his JustGiving page.


 Justin Parker

Justin Parker completed the  2014 London Marathon for Kids Strut.
Justin Parker completed the 2014 London Marathon for Kids Strut.

Justin Parker completed the London Marathon in 4 hours and 7 minutes in aid of the Lincolnshire charity for disabled children, Kids Strut.


Joey Fisher

Joey Fisher from Lincoln ran the London Marathon on April 13.
Joey Fisher from Lincoln ran the London Marathon on April 13.

Joey Fisher ran the London Marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and completed the course in 3 hours and 58 minutes. So far, he has raised over £2000.00.


Steve Banks

Steve Banks from Lincoln ran the London Marathon for Athsma UK.
Steve Banks from Lincoln ran the London Marathon for Asthma UK.

Steve Banks completed the London Marathon in aid of Asthma UK as part of Lincoln and District Runners.


Adam Challis

Adam Challis ran the London Marathon for Teens Unite and Verity.
Adam Challis and Verity Blyth ran the London Marathon for Teens Unite and Verity.

Adam Challis and Verity Blyth ran the 2014 London Marathon in aid of charities Teens Unite Fighting Cancer and Round Table Children’s Wish.


Caroline Hoyle

Caroline Hoyle from Lincoln.
Caroline Hoyle from Lincoln.

Caroline Hoyle completed the 2014 Virgin London Marathon for Cardiac Risk in the Young C-R-Y in memory of her best friend’s late husband, Richard Butcher, who lost his life at aged 29.


Angela Bainbridge

Angela Bainbridge ran the London Marathon in aid if Macmillan Cancer Support.
Angela Bainbridge ran the London Marathon in aid if Macmillan Cancer Support.

Angela Bainbridge ran the London Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.


Nathan Addlesee

Nathan Addlesee completed the London Marathon on April 13.
Nathan Addlesee completed the London Marathon on April 13.

Nathan Addlesee completed the 2014 London Marathon in 3 hours and 36 minutes.


Michelle Mortimer

Michelle ran the London Marathon for Ataxia UK.
Michelle ran the London Marathon for Ataxia UK.

Michelle Mortimer managed a London Marathon selfie as she took part in aid of Ataxia UK. She represented Witham Runners and UKRunChat.


Ryan Doyle

Ryan Doyle took part in the 2014 London Marathon.
Ryan Doyle took part in the 2014 London Marathon.

Ryan Doyle took part in the 2014 London Marathon.


Andrea May

Andrea May raised over £5000 for her chosen charity at the 2014 London Marathon.
Andrea May raised over £5000 for her chosen charity at the 2014 London Marathon.

Andrea May raised over £5000 for Prostate Cancer Research Centre UK, in memory of her dad. She said: “I have a sore knee now but it was worth it for the experience. The crowds were overwhelming and deafening at times. Bucket list…ticked!”


Matt Bell

Matt Bell (right) completed the London Marathon for charity.
Matt Bell (right) completed the London Marathon for charity.

Matt Bell and his friends completed the London Marathon for Children with Cancer. They raised over £2,500.00.


Emma Hilton

Emma Hilton ran the London Marathon in memory of her friend Gary Favill.
Emma Hilton ran the London Marathon in memory of her friend Gary Favill.

Emma Hilton ran the Virgin London Marathon in memory of her friend Gary Favill who battled with cancer and the age of 26.

Emma ran the marathon the raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, who helped Gary through the last months of his life.

Did you take part in the London Marathon, or support someone who did? Get in touch with your photos and stories via news@thelincolnite.co.uk.