Members of the Norwich School community completed the 38th London Marathon 2018 on Sunday 22nd April. Over 40,000 runners crossed the finish line. It was officially recorded as the hottest London Marathon to date, with peak temperatures of 24.1°C.
Emma Cadley (U6C) was the first Norwich School pupil to take part in the London Marathon whilst still at the school. At 18 years old she was only just eligible to enter the race.
Emma writes on her fundraising page that she '...recently had a conversation with a woman who was unfortunately involved in a car accident, leaving her unable to walk un-aided. I spent a lot of time talking to this woman over the week I spent with her and multiple times she expressed her regret of not fully living her life in her years before the accident. I have decided to do the unexpected because I don't want to regret not taking every opportunity whilst I am healthy and able to do.'
Emma is fundraising for Action Aid and her Just Giving page can be found here.
Mr Todd, Mrs Smith, Mr Hudson, Mr Manton, Mr Grote, Mr Loates, Mrs Wright and Mrs Stevenson all completed the marathon.
Mr Todd is fundraising for The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust Charitable Fund, which helped Norwich School pupil Louis Plater (U6R) earlier in the year. Mr Todd's fundraising page can be found here.
Mrs Smith ran the London Marathon for the Multiple Sclerosis Society because a close friend (Jonathan Hamilton, ON) had his life changed by MS. Mrs Smith's fundraising page can be found here.
Mr Grote ran as Bernard the Bear in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a charity close to his heart. Mr Grote's fundraising page can be found here.
Mrs Stevenson is fundraising for Marie Curie Norfolk. Mrs Stevenson wants her '...children to see that if you train hard enough and want something enough, then you can literally do anything.' Her fundraising page can be found here.
Mr Loates is running for NSPCC and Mrs Wright for breastcancernow.