Back in November 2016, we were on the hunt for 5 amazing people to help us raise funds for FBB by running the Brighton Marathon! The incredible response saw us reach 9 runners by February. In the run up to the marathon, the team shared training stories, pictures, videos, fundraising tips and occasionally physio’s numbers to motivate and repair each other as they started to build an FBB Family bond. On April 9th the team joined together as a collective to start the race…
All 9 runners completed the marathon in very respectable times enjoying the painful last few miles alongside the stunning Brighton seafront. Brighton pulled out all the stops, the course winds through the vibrant city and created a buzzing atmosphere with roaring crowd support throughout the 26.2 miles. They raised over £6,500 for FBB which will go towards the reward tours this summer!
Biggleswade United Head Coach Crisitan Colas, said “Thanks to everyone for this amazing experience. I haven’t had enough words to describe it, trust me. Yesterday I was happy and today I am even happier. What I achieved is something I never thought I’d do. And we did it! Thanks for all the support and all the love since we started this adventure.”
FBB Head of Delivery Jasper Kain, said “Thanks to fantastic fundraisers like these we have grown significantly in the past year. We want to continue to provide young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to engage in key activities outside of school. Donations help us to ensure that each of our 300 participants is able to go on a football tour as a reward for their hard work.”
You can find all of our runners JustGiving pages HERE. These are just four of the eleven FBB legends running the Brighton Marathon on 9th April for FBB! Keep an eye out for more videos about our runners on facebook and twitter. If you are interested in running a marathon for FBB send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!