Celebrating our VLM19 Marathon Runners – Conor Rawson

Conor has just run his first London marathon joining ourĀ  VLM19 team. Conor has passionately trained through long winter nights and smashed his target and completed the marathon in a phenomenal time 03:15:08. Here you can read why Conor ran for the charity and his experience on the day, one of sheer joy and excitement.

Conor’s Story:

My best friend and his wife experienced an ectopic pregnancy in 2017 and the EPT were brilliant in providing invaluable information and support to them at a very difficult time. Knowing that running the marathon would help the charity and two people very close to me made every single mile worthwhile.

What an amazing weekend that was. Honestly one of the best weekends (if not the best) of my life. I felt like a child in a sweet shop at the expo on Saturday and then there was yesterday – just wow. I finished in 3:15:08 but I actually ran an extra 0.3 miles so would have been even quicker – oops! The race was incredible, the crowds were unreal. Hearing so many people cheer my name was fantastic. I ran so much more intelligently than Brighton two weeks ago and was able to run the last 4 miles strong and absolutely in control. The crowd must have noticed this and I was spurred on to the finish to the most amazing Union Jack emblazoned home straight. Unbelievable feeling. It really was one of the best days of my life and I was so happy that all of my family including Michaela and her husband Gary (my best friend) were there with me. A very special day for a very special charity.

And as quickly as the race was upon me it was all over. There is a reason why the London Marathon is known as the best race in the world and it’s so easy to see why. Thank you for the opportunity to run. I hope the money I helped fundraise makes a real difference and that I’ve done the charity proud. Feeling a bit emotional writing this as the EPT and the London Marathon has been a huge part of my life for the last year. But I’m so happy and proud too. Thank you again.

We are so grateful to all Conor’s hard work training and raising funds and awareness for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.  If you feel inspired and would like to donate to our marathon runners please see Joe and his fellow runners fundraising pages.  Or please get in touch if you would like to be part of our team next year.

Kerry Slevin
,Joe Greenwood, William GarrettSarah DoyleNicola AkersConor RawsonSuzanne GarrettHannah Law, Natalie Ross, Rob O’Halloran