teamArchie at The Berlin Marathon!

 

On an appropriately sunny day in September 2018 our heroic 8 marathon runners convened in Berlin. This iconic marathon was chosen because Archie had travelled there in the weeks before his death and we were all keen to walk through the Brandenburg Gates in his memory.

Five of our runners had NEVER run a marathon before, two of our valiant team were carrying knee injuries, the legendary Paul Bowker had recently completed a five day, five marathon challenge so was fearful of being a little bit jaded and two of the team, James Lloyd and Rupert Allison were attempting to run further than they had ever run before, starting and ending their marathon running careers at the age of 54. 

Bella and Paul

Sophie Harley set a blistering pace with Alice Railton hot on her heels and Millie MacKichan heroically chasing in an attempt to beat her fathers time of 20 years earlier! They were incredible and all finished with plenty left in the tank and a mixture of smiles and tears of relief at crossing the line in the searing heat. The support team managed to keep an eye on the runners and whooped and cheered them at 8, 21 and 37kms which is where the photos and video footage is largely taken. 

Millie

There were rock, jazz and pop bands along the route to galvanise the intrepid runners from all over the globe. The atmosphere was fantastic however, we did notice that there were very few running for charity. Our teamArchie gang really stood out and we were so proud of them. Conor Meadows and Bella Bowker both finished heroically limping their way to the end and in pretty spectacular times under the circumstances. At the finish there were few who would have signed up to do a marathon again but they all agreed that being part of a team and having noisy and enthusiastic supports made it very special and pretty emotional. A beer or two later they were all signing up for another challenge as were the supporters!

A huge congratulations to all the Berlin Marathon 2018 teamArchie runners and a massive thank you to all of those wonderful supporters, family and friends who yet again dug deep and to date have raised an incredible amount. 

If you would like to undertake a challenge for us please contact info@teamarchie.org

 

BM

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Wishing @emmawiggin all the best with her ongoing (and we are sure, painful!!) training for her triathlon! A monumental effort at 8.00am on a Sunday! 🚴‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏃‍♀️#triathlon #triathlontraining #fundraiser #goemmagoThinking about taking up a challenge? You’re in luck- teamArchie have spots for the Prudential @ridelondon this year 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️3-4th August 2019 - sign up deadline is 25th May 📩 #walkbesidemeandbemyfriend #fundraising #challengeOur second and final teamArchie raffle is now live at www.teamarchieraffle.zaffo.com

Enter to win a chance to see the stunning performance of Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells. 
This unique experience will include a champagne reception in the interval with Sir Matthew Bourne, two signed programmes and two signed posters.  This is a serious ballet lover's raffle prize! 
Tickets are £10.00 and available until midnight Friday 14th June.Tickets for @thelineupdurham University Fashion Show are now live! The Line Up are once again choosing to raise funds for teamArchie and we can wait to see what this year holds. 👖👠👕👡👚#universityfashionshow #thelineup #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendThank you @1puttgolf for your continued support pictured here at the 1PUTT Esher Launch! @1puttgolf are running teamArchie Charity Challenges at their events and next up is Durham on Friday 7th June. See you there!🏌🏻‍♂️ 🏌️‍♀️ ⛳️Thursday 6th June - @greenhousesports TT10 League meet in Marylebone to battle it out for the final round of table tennis 🏓 teamArchie are looking for team members to compete against @bnpparibas City AM @savills and others. A great networking opportunity - email info@teamarchie.org for places. #networking #tabletennis #fundraisingRegram @hgslloyd in Thailand 🇹🇭 #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendteamArchie's Garden Tour with Anna Pavord at Great Dixter. 
Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust and Christopher’s friend and head gardener, Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

We are extremely lucky to have Anna Pavord, gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of a number of books on plants and gardening, joining us to give a tour of the historic gardens at Great Dixter.

Email info@teamarchie.org to register your interest.We are delighted to be continuing as the official charity partner for @1puttgolf - look out for our teamArchie competitions at 1 Putt events this Summer !A spectacular day today at Harrow! #walkbesidemeandbemyfriend⚽️teamArchie’s Harrow Football Day ⚽️ #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendIt is your last chance to enter our incredible teamArchie Raffle today! (link in bio for tickets) Enter now for the opportunity to see a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of Sir Matthew Bourne’s upcoming #RomeoandJuliet !