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Harry to hand out race numbers to London Marathon runners

21 April 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a group that is running the London Marathon this weekend for the Heads Together charity, of which the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry are royal patrons.

"When you see people running wonderful races you want to think "wow, I really admire that person", but it's a shame athletes like that are putting a question mark over performances".

Having run for about 10 years, club member Robert Sharp said the key to marathon success was not any special tricks or interesting snacks, it was about putting in the work and training.

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The London Marathon 2017 can be defined as the 37th edition of the long-distance race around London's streets. It was putting a strain on my friends and family, as well as putting everything that was important to me in jeopardy, so a friend suggested that I seek support from a professional.

Jewish Care's Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Daniel Carmel-Brown, is running the marathon to mark his 20 years at the charity. If we've got it right ... we'll have captured the challenging reality of mental health problems, and how they impact on everyday life. The main reason I am running is to show others who have had the surgery and may feel it has limited their options that it is not the end of normal life.

The prince was assisted in cutting the ribbon by five-year-old Melissa Howse, whose dad Tony is taking part in Sunday's 26.2m race.

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They will be cheered on by Mr Farquhar's sister Lyn Gray, her husband Leighton and their children Isabella, 11, and Ruben, eight, who live in London. "I lost my older brother Richard Stephen Anderson aged 43 in October 2016". But the last 36 years, I have never dropped out.

"Ever since my operation I have been working with the Cancer Research UK team looking into CDH1/HDGC at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge".

She says: "Mental health can be a taboo subject and people don't know how to approach it".

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Getting involved with the team's preparations ahead of their marathon run, Kate helped one of the charity's supporters wrap a headband around the Kensington Palace post box. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world's best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue.

Harry to hand out race numbers to London Marathon runners