Marathon Runners' 2012 Reception
Thanks to all who came to our Marathon Runners' reception last night in London. It was great to see you all again and hear more about your experiences before, during and since the race.
A special thanks to Paris, Kim, Louise, Stephanie and Andy for their great support.
A few excellent quotes we thought we'd share with you:
'I don't think I stopped smiling all the way'
Paris: 'Best experience ever, couldn't have been more proud to run for such an amazing charity... Couldn't have done it without you guys! I don't think I stopped smiling all the way.'
'Really proud to be part of the fantastic Samaritans team'
Kim: 'Amazing! Loved it! Really proud to be part of the fantastic Samaritans team, and raise awareness and vital funds for this important cause. Couldn't have been prouder to cross the finishing line - after months of training and fundraising... and 5 1/2 months pregnant!'
'A life-changing day which I'll never forget'
Louise: 'A heart-warming, humbling, emotional and phenomenal experience - one which I would repeat in a heartbeat for the Samaritans. I am honoured to have been on your team and thank you for all the care, advice and support during the entire experience. A truly life-changing day, one which I'll never forget.'
'So many people challenging themselves to the max for a good cause'
Stephanie: 'An amazing, emotional experience. So many warm and loving people challenging themselves to the max for a good cause. It made me realise the capability of what we can do as human beings. The support was fantastic. Thank you.'
'One of the best experiences of my life'
Andy: 'Running can be a solitary activity but after signing up to run a marathon for Samaritans my image of running has changed forever! Great support and tips before and absolutely fantastic cheering and massages on the day made it one of the best expereinces of my life. Thanks so much, you guys are great.'