We’re Running The 2017 London Marathon

The nights are drawing longer and Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s almost London marathon time which will be held on the 23rd April 2017.

This year we have only 1 marathon runner employee from EEC with several staff being unsuccessful in this years ballot, our runner is running in aid of Queenscourt Hospice, Southport. This is a hugely supported charity by EEC and over the years we have raised thousands for the worthy cause.

Our runner wont be alone as our Managing Directors wife will also be pounding the pavements of London in April helping to raise money for Queenscourt Hospice.

The brave runners will take on the challenge with a close friend the three ladies together are hoping to raise over £2,000.00 with the support of EEC and Barclays Bank in Southport. As well as sponsorships from many of EEC’s staff members EEC are also holding a dress down day on Friday 25th March where in exchange for a minimum donation of £1.50 all EEC office staff can come to work in sports wear and ‘118 outfits’ and to entice the staff to dig even deeper there will be cakes and glasses of prosecco on sale.

Training has been agruelling process which they will readily admit, training has been ongoing since November 2016, with sacrifices being made such as no alcohol since November, training at all hours of the day and night through ice, snow, wind and rain its been tough to say the least, but with just over 4 weeks to go the end is in sight and even more so the bottle of prosecco is at the finish line waiting with their gold well earned medal.

We also wish EEC’s head builder’s daughter, Radio 1’s very own DJ Adele Roberts the best of luck enduring in the gruelling 26.2 miles along the London streets.

Good Luck to everyone running the London Marathon 2017