Sponsor run London Marathon 26 April 2015

In the London marathon, it is very common for runners to be sponsored – often for charities supporting medical and social projects.

Last year, on 21 April 2014, one of the advisory board members of Sponsortrek, Jean van Berkel, ran the Boston marathon for Sponsortrek. This was a memorable run, one year after the  well-known 2013 bomb attack. He completed the run in 3 hours and 42 minutes. It was a warm day, 20 degrees Celsius, and the terrain hilly, an excellent achievement.

We collected € 800 Euros for Sponsortrek and we thank all our sponsors for their donation.

See: http://www.treks.org/14boston.htm

Given last year's success, Jean would like to try another Sponsortrek run during the London Marathon on 26 April. We hope that many of you could again give a donation.

This will be his 7th marathon and we think he will manage to complete the run. However, some extra encouragement is always a good idea. At 30 km, hitting the infamous “wall”, legs turn to concrete, you feel like you are not even half way and you think you better give up. Most participants of his age do not run the marathon below 4:15 h.

A very good “push in the back” at 30 km would be a well-sponsored finishing time below 4 hours.
You could sponsor the difference between 4 hours and his finishing time by allocating an amount per minute, e.g. € 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. A fixed amount is also appreciated.

However, watch out, his record from 2010 is 3 hours and 22 minutes from the Amsterdam marathon, one of the fastest marathons. London is slower.

Example of a sponsored finish time:

Image he runs 3:50 h and you sponsor € 1 for every minute, your donation will be € 10 for our projects.

You could follow his progress via the website of the London Marathon using his running number 57606:
See: www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

His start time is around 10:15 h, in the blue zone, just behind the lady athletes.

Finish time is around 14:00 h.

He will wear an orange T-Shirt.

How to participate:

Send an E-mail to nepal.sponsortrek@wxs.nl with your name and the minutes to sponsor below 4 hours with € 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, or just a fixed amount.

After the run, you will get an E-mail to transfer the amount to our account.

Thank you in advance for your donation, the Nepali medical projects “are worth it” !


Robert Kölber

Stichting Sponortrek Nepal


London marathon course 2014

Jean at the Boston Marathon 2014