April heat can’t stop the City’s marathon stars

Gabriella Griffith
THE SUN was cracking the flags yesterday as an estimated 36,000 people took part in the London Marathon.

As ever, the City certainly didn’t disappoint, with hundreds of financial professionals pulling on the Lycra and taking part. Barclays alone had an estimated 150 runners racing, while private equity firm LDC had 14 people running for diabetes charity JDRF. Even the Gherkin was represented (pictured).

Madeline Forrester, head of UK institutional at AXA Investment Managers, ran the race in four hours 19 minutes in fancy dress. “Stayed in my wonder woman costume despite the heat, but I abandoned the tiara!” she told The Capitalist.

Chairman of global corporate and investment banking EMEA Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Rupert Hume-Kendall, ran with his wife Caroline in aid of Action Medical Research. The pair managed a very respectable four hours 20 minutes, raising almost £22,000. “Feeling older, stiffer but happy,” they both said.

Bravo to all we say.

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