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2014 Virgin London Marathon

This year 37 heroes and heroines ran for the Lord's Taverners. As a team, they managed to raise a grand total of £100,000 to help more disadvantaged and disabled children take part in sport for the first time.

Our running team consisted of an ultra distance competitor, a beauty pageant queen, a cricket magazine editor, cricket coaches, first time runners and a runner who has bid to raise £26K on his 26th marathon.

To find out who: -Meet the Team-

Register your interest for 2015

All we ask is that you guarantee to raise a minimum of £2,020 in sponsorship money if you use one of our Gold Bond Places.

If you have your own place and would like to join our Marathon Team you are required to only raise a minimum of £300. All ages, speeds and abilities are encouraged to join our team and help the cause.

If you would like a place, please contact our London Marathon co-ordinator Holly Colvin on 020 7025 0009 or email on holly.colvin@lordstaverners.org. Please join us in 2015 and help give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.

Virgin Money Giving

Use our fundraising and donation page on the Virgin Money Giving site to help you start your fundraising efforts for this year's London Marathon.

Benefits of running for the Lord's Taverners

Each team member receives spectacular benefits making them the envy of many other runners.

  • A welcome pack
  • Monthly newsletters with top tips for training, nurtitrion and injury prevention
  • A chance to meet all the other runners in our team
  • A complimentary running kit
  • Organised training runs in the South of England.
  • Special post run recovery- champagne, massages and snacks 
  • Marathon After Party


The team is led by our London Marathon captain, Robert Ditcham. Here's a message from the skipper:

2013 Virgin London Marathon

On April 21st 39 heroes set off on the challenge of a lifetime to help The Lord’s Taverners give more sporting chances to disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK.

By the time they had crossed the finish line some 26.2 miles later, Team Taverners was well on track to exceed its £100,000 fundraising target – news that hopefully helps ease some of their pain today!

A hundred thousand thank yous could not express our gratitude, respect and admiration for our amazing team of runners who completed the 2013 Virgin London Marathon:

Louise Alleyne, Daniel Bees, Diane Bent, Steven Berrick, Mark Bonham-Carter, Dale Cook, Damian Crosse, Michelle De Arevalo, Aidan De Ste Croix, Craig Dear, Alex Dilley, Jonathan Dilley, Robert Ditcham, Aditya Dutt, Philip EvesJacko Hayes, Matt Hibbs, Russell Hughes, Georgia Jeffreys, Jill Kennedy, Bob Korten, Chris Kreisz, Paul Lamberth, Charles Liddy, Gordon Lord, Rob MackleIan Mulcahy, Ken New, Ryan New, Phil Shepley, Greg Simpson, Jason Springate, Christopher Stevens, Andrew Strauss, Ruth Strauss, Emily Tate, Mark Wheeler, Sean Wilkins and Francesca Wynne-Morgan

To view photos of Team Taverners in action please visit our Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who has donated, supported and cheered our runners on this year – without your help the event would not have been such a phenomenal success.