Marathon

If you didn't fancy RUNNING the marathon for JRS UK, you can now WALK 26.2 miles to help raise money to support us. Let Kate jrsfundraiser@gmail.com know if you are interested in taking on this challenge.
Chaplains and students, seasoned veterans and Marathon novices, lawyers and siblings are among the 40 runners in the Jesuit Missions team for the London Marathon next month. They include a Jesuit from Poland, a father and son duo from Glasgow and several who are undertaking the 26.2 mile course for the first time. Collectively and individually, they will be aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for Jesuit programmes in Latin America, Africa and elsewhere in the Global South, when they pound...
A helping hand at during the London Marathon
Just recently, I met a priest who had run a marathon. I’ll call him Tony. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Marathon is a running race of 26 and one-third miles. And it is very different to most races – for three reasons.First, because it’s a lot longer than most races.And second, because most of the contestants don’t actually want to win it: the very great majority are happy just to get through it in one piece.And third - and this is the bit I didn't understand...
The London Marathon takes place this year on Sunday 13 April and - as ever - many committed and generous runners will be supporting Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service through sponsorship. Here are details of just some of the team ...John Marshall is a London Marathon tradition these days, and it wouldn’t be race day without one of the Marshall’s participating. John is on marathon number ten and in his time of training he’s clocked up thousands of miles. If you...