Thank you to all the runners and volunteers for taking on this iconic challenge for blind and partially sighted children and young people.
On Sunday the 43rd London Marathon took place for the first time since 2019 in its traditional month of April. It was a cool day with rain, mizzle, and drizzle which the runners said they found quite refreshing.
RSBC had its biggest team to date, 54 runners crossed the start line along with 47,000 others to take on the 26.2 miles of London’s streets to the Finish Line on The Mall in St. James.
The Braille on the 2023 Medal reads “We Run Together” the London Marathon motto.
RSBC were with them every step of the way
RSBC staff and volunteers turned out in numbers to set up cheer points at mile 18 Canary Wharf and mile 23 at RSBC Life Without Limits Centre to support the runners. The London Marathon is world famous for the huge crowds that turn up to cheer the runners on, runners always say “the crowd carries you over the line”, “seeing the RSBC cheer points gave me a much-needed lift”. The atmosphere is noisy like a carnival.
Records were broken
Hiroyuki from Pennsylvania USA became RSBC’s fastest ever male runner with an incredible finishing time of 2:54.22 It was our biggest ever marathon team.
Our blind runner, Jordi, and his guide, John, broke the RSBC record for a VI marathon runner at 3:34:27. The highest fundraising team total ever with one runner breaking the individual record for that too. Thank you #TeamRSBC you have been amazing.
London Marathon is a very special day for those who take part either running or supporting, it is the biggest fundraising challenge event in the world. So many good causes benefit from this event and #TeamRSBC were out there to support blind children and their families.
If you would like to be part of #TeamRSBC and run London Marathon 2024 on Sunday 21st April, you can register your interest here: TCS London Marathon 2025.
What RSBC runners say
It was an honor to be a part of the team. So happy for the experience and being welcome to your city and country.
Thank you again for the opportunity to run for the RSBC this year, it has been an eye opening experience and certainly made me appreciate the work RSBC do with the limited resources you get. Inspiring to say the least.
Thanks Kevin, great photos and the support was amazing. Feel privileged to have been able to run on behalf of RSBC.
I had an amazing time in London and it was truly an honor. I really hope my joining was able to make an impact for the children also. Thank you again!