London Marathon

London Marathon

Katy Thorpe and Rachel Whittaker, from our Accounts team in Hull ran the London marathon in April 2016.

Both experienced runners, with half marathons under their belts, the girls finished in fantastic times and within a minute of each other. Rachel at 4 hrs 22 mins and Katy at 4 hrs 23 mins.

The challenge was part of the Armitage Thanks fundraising initiative. The pair decided to run for KIDS, a national charity who care for over 8000 disabled children, young people and their families each year by delivering around 140 services across England.

The girls decided after running a marathon the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge would be a “breeze” they completed the gruelling 23 miles, along with another 40 employees from the Hull and Armitage sites on 21st May.

Armitage Thanks is run by the Hey-Smile Foundation, operating under the registered charity number 1125856 on behalf of Armitage Shanks.For further information please contact: armitagethanks@idealstandard.com