On the 13th April 2014 two members of ITRM, Sophie Kilroy-Downs and Mark Gamlin, set off alongside over 30,000 other runners to complete the 26.2 mile London Marathon.
Both runners ran in memory of Sophie’s father who passed away in May 2012 from a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. In total, the pair raised around £5000 for the Cardiomyopathy Association, a small charity set up to raise awareness and support individuals and families suffering from the condition.
Sophie, PA to ITRM’s Managing Director Dave White, said ‘It was an absolutely fantastic day and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I would like to say thank you to the CMA for giving me the opportunity to run for them and in memory of my Dad and to Mark for joining me in this fantastic challenge. We worked incredibly hard to develop our fitness, we started an ITRM running club and the whole team helped push us on. The support from Mark, everyone at ITRM, local businesses and the crowds on the day was quite overwhelming but made the fundraising and run even more special. I would recommend taking part in this race to anyone, whether you are running or supporting as the atmosphere is incredible’.
To support Mark and Sophie you can still visit their fundraising websites via the following links: