Applications are now open to take on the challenge in April 2024. Read about how Nyamoi and Sameer, a married couple, who ran their first ever London Marathon this year took on fundraising, injuries and the 26.2 mile run for Blueprint for All.
Let’s talk to Nyamoi and Sameer, a married couple, who ran their first ever London Marathon in April.
Sameer has always wanted to run the London marathon but has never been able to secure a place until his wife Nyamoi, who has a longstanding relationship with Blueprint for All since becoming a bursary recipient in 2008, suggested they apply to run for Blueprint for All.
As a married couple of eight years with two young daughters and full-time jobs, they embraced taking on the shared challenge of conquering the 26.2-mile run. Despite the obstacles of balancing long runs with their busy work-schedules, arranging childcare, and overcoming injuries, they tenaciously pushed forward as a team and successfully completed the marathon.
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“Surprisingly we really enjoyed the training! It was great to have a focus and although we only did a few training runs together it was great to have the support in each other and the sympathy when the pain kicked in! Throughout our training it was great to run through London, as it’s a city we know so well, but running different routes gave us a new appreciation for London.”