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Helen's Virtual London Marathon

Helen's Virtual London Marathon

Powering on through storms, uncertainty, injuries and falls, Helen successfully completed her first marathon earlier this month and raised over £2,000 for the London Marathon’s official charity partner Mencap.Helen got the running bug in earnest in 2018 after running a local half marathon. She started running on a regular basis and felt ready to tackle her first 26.2 mile distance. With a £2k fundraising target as part of her challenge, she knew the London Marathon was going to be more than just putting the miles in during training… Formal training began in January and it wasn’t long before Helen was...

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Nicola's Virtual London Marathon

Nicola's Virtual London Marathon

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate Nicola on her marathon journey, and proudly showcase the personalised print that was commissioned for her by her two good friends Julia and Dave. The pair requested for this print to be made in advance of the Virtual London Marathon so it could be presented to Nicola on the day to commemorate her special and emotional achievement. With great support from her friends, Nicola completed Sunday’s marathon in memory of her son Ethan and raised 150% of her target for Make-A-Wish Foundation at just over £3,000.Make-A-Wish UK grant magical wishes to enrich...

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Daz's 24 Hour Challenge

Daz's 24 Hour Challenge

The brakes have been put on a lot of running events in their usual format this year, but many have adapted to provide virtual challenges to keep us motivated and testing ourselves. The Thunder Run’s ‘VR24’ event’s concept was simple – run as much as you can over a 24 hour period. Run wherever you can providing it is safe and sensible to do so. The event attracted people that have only taken up running in lockdown and worked up to their first ever 10km, through to experienced ultra runners that managed to cover more than 100 miles within the...

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Hive22's First Anniversary

Hive22's First Anniversary

We recently had the honour of creating Hive22 founder Aaron a personalised print commemorating the running club’s fantastic fundraising achievements in its first year. Hive22 was born in memory of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack who sadly lost their lives. The attack also caused physical injuries to 800 people – and prompted over 3,000 to seek various forms of help and support. Aaron was a police officer at the Manchester Arena on the night of the attack, witnessing the physical and emotional devastation caused.In the weeks following the attack Aaron and his colleagues spent time with the...

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Oly's 100km Challenge

Oly's 100km Challenge

A huge congratulations to Oly who recently set himself the challenge to complete a 100km run to raise funds for The Trussell Trust. This entailed completing 130 laps of his 770m crescent within a 24 hour period. The encouragement Oly received from his friends and local community to a large online following was incredible and he raised over £5k for the charity, which is working to stop UK hunger and poverty. The trust's network of foodbanks provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. We donated 10% from the sale of this print to further support the cause.After turning...

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