CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

Devon runners offered London Marathon place

PUBLISHED: 09:02 19 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:55 20 February 2013

Runners in Devon are being offered a chance to take part in this year's Virgin London Marathon in return for raising funds for St John Ambulance. The charity has a few remaining guaranteed Gold Bond places available for the 2012 event on 22 April

Runners in Devon are being offered a chance to take part in this years Virgin London Marathon in return for raising funds for St John Ambulance.


The charity has a few remaining guaranteed Gold Bond places available for the 2012 event that will take place on 22 April.


Runners need to pay a 100 deposit and pledge to raise a minimum of 1,625 for the charity.


St John Ambulance has a long association with the London Marathon. For 30 years, the charitys volunteers have been on hand along the 26.2 mile route and at first aid posts to help runners and supporters who may need first aid.


Over the last 10 years, people taking part in the annual race around the capital have raised 2.4 million by running on behalf of St John Ambulance.


Andrew Pratt, Fundraiser for St John Ambulance in Devon, said: The Virgin London Marathon is one of the most exciting and impressive sporting events of the year and is always oversubscribed.


A Gold Bond is a guaranteed place so you get to take part in this amazing event and raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.

Recent research has shown that over 150,000 die every year in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. We believe this figure to be unacceptable; no one should die because they needed first aid and didnt get it. This is why St John Ambulance teach life saving first aid skills to as many people as possible in the community, for the workplace and to young people and why our dedicated volunteers practise first aid.

By raising sponsorship money for St John Ambulance in the London Marathon 2012, you can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved, added Andrew.


In return for running for St John Ambulance, runners are offered an excellent support package including a running vest or t-shirt, extensive fundraising and training information, great prizes for the top fundraisers and a fantastic post-race reception where they can get a well deserved massage and food and drink.


For more information on Gold Bond places go to www.sja.org.uk/vlm2012. To register your interest email events@nhq.sja.org.uk or call 0207 324 4160.

0 comments

More from Out & About

Yesterday, 11:47

Now is the perfect time to head for the bright lights of Exeter, where you can hunker down in one of the city’s many pubs, cafés and indoor attractions. Here’s our pick of the best places to keep warm, dry and entertained | Words: Chrissy Harris

Read more
Yesterday, 08:15

From cosy pubs galore to winter beach walks, there’s plenty to enjoy in Devon at Christmas. We list 19 reasons you should come visit us this December.

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A South Devon walk along a wreck-rich coastline with SIMONE STANBROOK-BYRNE

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In the latest of our 24-hour tours of Devon’s best locations, we head to Britain’s Ocean City

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

With breathtaking beaches, rolling countryside, stately homes and unique villages, it’s no wonder high-profile film productions flock to Devon - how well do you know the movies that have set up camp here however?

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Whether it’s on our beautiful beaches, in our magnificent moors or within our stunning stately homes, film productions are constantly setting up in Devon. Here are 16 that you might not know used the county as a filming location

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

From angry spirits to headless horses and ghoulish monks, Devon has more than a few supernatural stories to get your skin crawling. We have picked 11 haunted places in the county

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October is the perfect time to discover the joys of Exmoor. Jennette Baxter of Visit Exmoor suggests five great ways to enjoy autumn on the moor

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wild camping can be one of the best ways to escape the crowds for a night or two and lose yourself in the landscape - SOPHIE PAVELLE chooses her five favourite places to ‘wild-life’ camp in Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From sandy beaches and lighthouse-topped cliffs to views of the Jurassic Coast, the Devon coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. We pick 10 of the prettiest routes to take

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Take our quiz to find out how well you really know Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As the weather starts to warm up and the Devon countryside beckons, LIZZIE JANE of the National Trust in the South West offers plenty of walk ideas for you to try. Whether you want a relaxed Sunday stroll or a more strenuous hike, here are 10 walks across Devon (and beyond) to help you escape the crowds and head off the beaten track

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search