22 May 2012
2012 is an exciting time for British sport and a time of change in East London. Based in the shadow of the Olympic Park, the Bromley by Bow Centre is excited to have a year of sporting opportunities raising vital funds enabling us to support families in East London.
We have kicked off our year of sporting challenges with the Brighton and London Marathons 2012.
Our fantastic team of seven marathon runners raised a wonderful £5,880 in vital funds enabling us to continue to support local people on long journeys to transform their lives by learning a new skill, finding employment or improving their health and wellbeing.
We would like to say a huge "Thank You" to all of our runners for their hard work and commitment with their training and fundraising in the months before the event as well as their determination on the day of the marathon!
"I think for me personally I loved the atmosphere in Brighton. There seemed to be people from all ages, backgrounds, all working hard for one goal, with lots of joking along the way and camaraderie! I was definitely proud to be running for the Bromley by Bow Centre!" Alex, Brighton Marathon Runner 2012
If the marathons have got you pulling on your running shoes in the run up to the Olympics we still have a number of places available in our running events:
10k London Run – Sunday 8th July – Taking place just days before the Olympic Opening Ceremony and following part of the Olympic Marathon route passing iconic London landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye this event is sure to be full of excitement.
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon – Sunday 7th October – One of the most scenic city runs in the world, follow this 13.1 mile course through four of London's magnificent Royal Parks; St James's Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
We are also looking for enthusiastic runners for the Brighton and London Marathon 2013 – if you are interested in joining our marathon running team email Jasmine on: Jasmine.Morris@bbbc.org.uk or call: 020 8709 9716 to find out more.
"It was truly an amazing experience, crowds 2/3 deep throughout the entire route, willing you on. It was, as you would imagine, very hard work, but well worth the effort for the experience." Darren, London Marathon Runner 2012