Colleen completes her world series set!

On March 3rd, our volunteer Colleen took on the Tokyo Marathon to complete her mission of running all 6 world majors! In 2019 she got the ‘marathon bug’ and with London, New York, Chicago, Boston and Berlin under her belt, Tokyo would complete her Abbott World Marathon Majors set. We were honoured that she chose to fundraise for HEY Children’s University to mark such a special achievement and Colleen didn’t disappoint – she has raised £2,079.85 + £372.60 in Gift Aid!


We’ve caught up with Colleen since the big day and she said ‘What can I say about the day?! It was amazing, I felt so proud and happy that I’d completed what I’d set out to achieve, my sixth and final world marathon major & raising such a wonderful total for the best charity! Needless to say I cried when I collected my medals. Tokyo was incredible, the people are so warm and friendly. The crowds, atmosphere and weather on the day were perfect!’

Colleen’s dedication to both running and volunteering for the charity in her spare time is inspiring and we can’t thank her enough for helping to ignite dreams for underprivileged children from across the region.


If you’ve been inspired by Colleen and want to take on a challenge of your own, visit our events page for some of our upcoming running events or get in touch if you have your own plans in mind.