Lord Provost completes London Marathon hat-trick

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost Donald Wilson finished his third Virgin Money London Marathon to raise over £2,100 and counting for the OneCity Trust.

At the starting line
At the starting line

Running in his trademark ‘chain’ of office running gear (pictured), he completed the 26.2 miles on Sunday 22 April.

The money raised will be go towards fighting inequality in Edinburgh. The OneCity Trust has provided emergency funds to local Edinburgh organisations such as Get2Gether, which helps young people with disabilities socialise and build friendships, and Bridge8, which provides a gateway to Edinburgh’s outdoors to support disadvantaged young people. The Lord Provost’s donation page will remain live until he completes another marathon on 28 May at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LordProvost.

He said: “There’s nothing easy about a marathon and I’m relieved to have once again made it to the finish line! If you told me a few years ago that I’d be running from Blackheath to Buckingham Palace once, let alone three times, I would have thought you were mad! This race has been a London Marathon hat-trick for me and it really has been an incredible experience. I would like to say well done to the thousands of other people who took part and thank the many people who have supported me every step and every mile of the way.

“That said, the challenge isn’t over yet. After a short rest, I’ll be back in training for the Edinburgh Marathon in just a few weeks’ time! I’m still fundraising, running for Edinburgh and all of the groups and organisations that have and will be helped by the One City Trust, so my donation page is still live. Please help me make the training and pain worth it if you can!”

The Lord Provost’s donation page remains live at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LordProvost.

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