The first London Marathon was held on the 29th of March in 1981. This year on the 23rd of April more than 40,000 people attended to run the race – and one person that took part was our very own Rachel Beardsley from Admin Accounts.
Over the last 15 years over 750 charities have come together to support many different causes. Rachel was running for the Alzheimer’s Society as her dad suffered from this disease for some time.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain and leads to memory loss and confusion. It is a progressive disease, which means that over time more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop and become more severe. More than 520,000 people in the UK suffer from Alzheimer’s disease for which there currently is no cure.
Rachel was very proud to be running the marathon and finished the race in a very respectable 5 hours and 2 minutes. She really enjoyed the experience, especially the great atmosphere and support from the crowd.
She wants to thank everyone who sponsored her and supported her.