Congratulations and a huge thank you to David Swan on finishing the London Marathon. 

David said:

'I completed the London Marathon 2017 in four hours and 20 minutes. The support along the route from Greenwich all the way to the Mall was phenomenal with people cheering and bands playing music. The highlight of the day was seeing my wife and children at mile nine (Rotherhithe) and managing to stop momentarily to give them all a big hug.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported BTF and myself on both fundraising and training preparation for the Marathon – to date we have managed to raise in excess of £5,000!

The day was truly amazing and I feel exceptionally lucky to have been given this opportunity to run the best race in the world.

Thank you BTF.'


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We secured our first official charity place in the Virgin London Marathon in April and our chosen runner is David Swan....

‘Hi my name is David and I work for a Civil Engineering Contractor. I am very fortunate to be preparing to run the London Marathon 2017 on behalf of such a worthy charity, the BTF. My wife and father-in-law both have an under-active thyroid. I have run a number of 10k races before (44 minutes personal best) but never a marathon. The training has started and my long runs are underway with my goal being to achieve about 40 training miles per week. My wife who successfully completed the Chester Marathon in 2016 inspired me. So far, sponsors have been very generous with their donations, which is great news. I will be pleased with a sub four hour time – let’s see on the 23 April 2017!’ 

Donate to David.