A marathon effort

London Marathon Stuart Malcolm

Congratulations to the runners who tackled the London Marathon on Sunday and raised vital funds for Scouting. Our ten-strong team ran the 26 mile route in eye-catching purple vests under bright sunshine.

It was a warm day but Scouts from Southwark, Greenwich and Lewisham helped runners to beat the heat by manning water stations.

Amazing achievement

Stuart Malcolm, from 1st Ferndale, comments: 'Miles 23 and 24 were so long and I knew the tube lines were nearby so the temptation was there - but no, I’m a good honest Scout so I just kept persevering. Having completed it there’s a huge sense of achievement.'

The money raised will help us to offer everyday adventure to young people across the UK. David Tapsell, a District Scout Leader from Thurrock, explains: 'Scouting provided me with a great grounding and I want to make sure it’s there for the youth of today and tomorrow. Hopefully, the £3,000 that I’ve raised with the amazing generosity of others will help make sure that happens.'

Running for Scouting

Helen Hawthorne, a Cub Leader from 1st Shenley, said: 'I ran for Scouting as it is something that I am passionate about. Having been involved in the Movement for the last nine or so years and seen the benefits to the children involved (including my own three) I want to help other children get as much out of Scouting.'

Check out Scout Radio for interviews with runners before and after the race.

Find out about exciting challenge events you could take part in for Scouting.

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