A team of thirteen runners braved the windy conditions in London over the weekend to take on the Vitality Big Half marathon and raise funds for African Promise.
They were joined by more than 13,300 amateur runners for the second edition of the 13.1 mile race – dubbed London’s community half marathon – which started near Tower Bridge before passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and then finishing in the shadow of the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
Britain’s Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories, following up his win in 2018 by outkicking training partner Bashir Abdi of Belgium and former London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish. Charlotte Purdue and David Weir made it a hat-trick of British victories as they wrapped up the elite women’s race and elite men’s wheelchair race respectively whilst the Netherland’s Margriet van den Broek was the winner of the elite women’s wheelchair contest.
Our team of runners included David Harkin, who you may recall took on the Big Half’s big brother – the London Marathon – in aid of African Promise in 2018, and a group of five family and friends, as well as other club and fun runners.
Together, their support has so far raised more than £2,000 for the charity, with donations still coming in as family and friends appreciate and recognise their efforts.
If you are interested in taking on a challenge in support of African Promise then please get in touch or click here for further information.