A 26 mile fight for human rights!

On Sunday 32 amazing Team Amnesty runners completed the London marathon in ideal conditions (perhaps more for us spectators, than the runners!).

The Amnesty cheer squad was parked at the 25 mile mark, so we did our best to spur on all the runners in the final, and probably incredibly painful, last leg of the run. With balloons and banners, our cheer squad full of Amnesty staff, volunteers and supporters watched the flurry of thousands of runners jog by, with our eyes peeled for our incredible runners.

With a sudden eruption of cheers, clapping and screams everytime we recognised a Team Amnesty vest, we were all incredbily inspried by the training (and fundraising!) efforts of all our runners.

Must say, like many I was swept up in the crowd and left the awesome atmosphere down on the Thames contemplating whether I should sign up next year. If you're thinking the same thing, let us know by filling in this form.

Surely a year is long enough to train - right?

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