The First Anchor Vans Marathon!

22 April 2021, 11:01 am

Welcome to our first ever Anchor Vans Marathon. A first for Anchor Vans, we’ve done Tough Mudders, we wanted to really push ourselves.

How did this come about?

On the 16th May, at 7 am in Wallingford. The Managing Director, Simon Joyce, and Marketing & Communications, Jamie Blowes will be Running 26 miles in aid of Parkinson’s UK. If you want to donate the link is here. This is a charity very close to Jamie’s heart and is the reasoning behind the initial intent to run this Marathon in the first place.

Well, Jamie, was meant to run the Richmond Marathon on the 28th of March, but it got postponed to the 16th of May due to COVID-19. However, on the 17th of April, the event organisers announced they had to cancel the event due to the Council not allowing public land to be used for the event. This meant the months of training we had put in had amount to very little.

But they never let it affect them. Simon suggested they create their own Marathon and run it on their own terms. So they did.

On the 16th May, at 7 am in Wallingford. The Managing Director, Simon Joyce, and Marketing & Communications, Jamie Blowes will be Running 26 miles in aid of Parkinson’s UK. If you want to donate the link is here. This is a charity very close to Jamie’s heart and is the reasoning behind the initial intent to run this Marathon in the first place.

Track our Marathon here: