Meet the Resource Solutions runners taking on the London Marathon 2022 

RS News  • 7 September 2022

On Sunday 2nd October, thousands upon thousands of people are expected to take part in the TCS London Marathon 2022. Among those hoping to conquer the historic 26.2-mile route are four of our very own Resource Solutions colleagues!

As they continue their rigorous training in the run-up to the big day, we wanted to give our London Marathon runners the chance to introduce themselves, as well as share the charitable causes that are close to their hearts and inspired them to take on this challenge. We’ve also included links to their respective JustGiving fundraisers, so please consider donating if you can. 

Charlotte West   
Senior HR Advisor

Charlotte has wanted to take part in the London Marathon for many years and has tried to secure a spot via the ballot on a few occasions to no avail. When the opportunity came to represent Resource Solutions and raise money for the NSPCC, she couldn’t say no!

While there have been a “few setbacks and hurdles” during her training, not even a sprained toe could stop Charlotte from recently completing a three-hour run – her longest yet! Now she's laser-focused on making it across the finish line and raising as much money as possible for a fantastic cause. 

If you would like to donate to Charlotte’s NSPCC fundraiser, please visit her JustGiving page

Sarah-Jane Walker   
Global Operations Director

In her own words, Sarah-Jane is “hugely passionate” about children’s wellbeing. In addition to being our Global Operations Director, she devotes many of her evenings and weekends to running a netball club for more than 120 young girls (and 85 adults), where she’s also a junior coach for players aged seven to 15. 

“I absolutely love the positive impact playing sport and being part of a team has on children and young adults,” says Sarah-Jane, “hence the NSPCC was a perfect charity for me to support.”

Training for the marathon has required a lot of hard work, but Sarah-Jane says it’s all “worthwhile” knowing that her efforts will “make a difference for so many vulnerable children.” If you would like to donate Sarah-Jane's NSPCC fundraiser, please visit her JustGiving page.

Jonny Bohane
Manager – Market Intelligence  

“Less than 1% of the world’s population has run a marathon”, says Jonny, “so I thought it would be a nice club to join.” While he hasn’t taken part in a marathon before, Jonny believes running alongside "40,000 others on familiar territory is probably the best place to start”. 

Jonny’s decision to take part in the London marathon as heavily inspired his partner’s brother, who ran an incredible 24 marathons after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. “The London marathon was his 24th in 24 months, and his last before he passed away in 2017,” Jonny explains. “Ben’s Bowel Movements helps raise funds and awareness for an often-stigmatised cancer that can go undetected.”

According to his running app, Jonny has covered 550km and spent 45 hours running in preparation. “I’m lucky to have the countryside on my doorstep, although the best run I’ve done was early morning whilst on holiday in the Lake District – I have now fallen out of love with peanut butter and bananas though!”

If you would like to donate to Jonny’s fundraiser, please visit his JustGiving page.

Matthew Riley
Resourcing Partner 

When deciding to run in the London Marathon, Matthew was inspired by two things: the possibility of achieving something he previously thought he wouldn’t be able to do, and raising money for the NSPCC. 

Matthew has plenty of experience in charitable initiatives, particularly within Resource Solutions – from organising charity day events at our Manchester global service centre, to fundraising drives for local charities such as Mind and Woodstreet mission. In support of his marathon fundraiser, he has run bake sales, leg waxes and BBQ parties – with more exciting events to come!

Matthew is preparing for 2nd October 2nd with the help of an “amazing” personal trainer. “They inspire me to do my best in building strength and stamina in my legs,” he explains, “I’m feeling confident and excited as the day draws ever closer!”

If you would like to donate to Matthew’s NSPCC fundraiser, please visit his JustGiving page.

We wish our runners and everyone taking part in the London Marathon 2022 the very best of luck!

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