Two members of Hampton’s Common Room, Miss Slator and Ms Buckley, have successfully completed the 2018 London Marathon in record breaking temperatures.
Miss Slator has raised £2125 so far for her charity, the Rooprai Spinal Trust, a volunteer run charity that provides long-term specialised physiotherapy for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
Speaking after the event, Miss Slator said:
The marathon was by far the hardest thing I have ever done and despite not getting the time I wanted, completing the hottest London Marathon on record feels even more of an achievement. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I’m just honoured to have done it flying the flag for such a brilliant and personal cause.
Ms Buckley was running for Epilepsy Action, and raised £1800 for the charity. She completed the course in four hours and 18 minutes and had a great time running for her cause:
The race was really tough given the unexpectedly hot weather but it was incredibly well organised and there was plenty of water and run-through showers. I had a good race and had a lot of fun, but I struggled a bit at the end due to the weather.
All at Hampton congratulate the two runners for their exceptional achievement and for raising so much for their chosen charities.