Date Published 24 May 2013
James had been training hard for the marathon since early January in terrible conditions only to finally complete the race in temperatures typical of a summer holiday in Spain! Crossing the line in a very respectable time of 4 hours 47 seconds.
The monies have now been counted and the official total which was raised by for VICTA supporting blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families across the UK including gift aid was £5,415!!! This is a great achievement for anyone and a record for the charity for a London marathon Runner.
It's not too late to donate towards to cause at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=JamesGesner
James quoted ‘this was one of my best achievements yet and I was overwhelmed by the sheer mount of support and money which was given to the charity. Running 26.2 miles is something only 2% of people have ever done and is something I will definitely do again. If you are thinking of taking on this challenge then go for it as you will never feel atmosphere like it anywhere else!'