by Countryside Alliance

This year, five brave supporters and one member of staff have signed up to run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 in aid of the Countryside Alliance Foundation.

With only a few months to go till the big day on 26th April they are in full flow with their training for the 26.2 mile run. Our runners have their JustGiving pages ready and any donations would be hugely appreicated. Please dig deep and show your support by sponsoring them below. 

Meet our London Marathon team:



Name: Katie Weeks 

Age: 33

Occupation: Senior Sales Travel Consultant 

Hobbies: Riding, Shooting, Ironman/Triathlon 

London marathon time aim: Sub 4 hours 

Is this your first marathon? I competed at the last ever Salisbury 54321 trail marathon last year 

What makes you laugh the most? Watching people get a fright (is that bad)

Who is your hero? Jessica Ennis-Hill 

What would be your last supper? Tuna, pasta, mayo with sweetcorn and spinach (my favourite bulk meal) 

Sponsor Katie here



Photo credit: Mark Fairhurst 

Name: Charles Jardine

Age: 67

Occupation: Fishing for Schools Director (that is why I am doing this madness... again)

Hobbies: Fishing, really... well I would, wouldn't I

London marathon time aim: Survival and not being swept up by the sweeping team 

Is this your first marathon? This will be my 4th London Marathon 

What makes you laugh the most? That I think I can do another marathon in my knackered state

Who is your hero? Anyone who has done the London in sub 4 

What would your last supper be? A cold smoked trout by Graham Purbrick (New Forest) that I had caught. Served with whole grain toast and prehaps some cracking Dorset cheese and oatcakes... maybe a tincture of cake? 

Sponsor Charles here



Name: Rebecca Mountain

Age: 21

Occupation: Student - Teacher Training

Hobbies: Horse riding, Netball, Hockey, Game and clay Shooting, Running, Gym and Farming

London marathon time aim: I am aiming to run the marathon in around 4.5 hours

Is this your first marathon? This is my first marathon

What makes you laugh the most? Being tickled, meeting up with old friends talking about funny times in the past

Who is your hero? In terms of my everyday hobbies it would have to be the one and only John Whitaker the Olympic horse rider. In terms of running it could only ever be Mo Farah because let’s be honest who doesn’t aspire to be like him?

What would your last supper be? It would probably be… Starter: Smoked Salmon and white buttered bread, Main: Spagetti bolognase and garlic bread, Pudding: ice cream with all the toppings

Sponsor Rebecca here



Name: Peter Ogilvy- Wedderburn


Occupation: Wine Merchant 

Hobbies: Shooting and Skiing 

London Marathon time aim: To finish in daylight 

Is this your first marathon? Yes, this will be my first 

What makes you laugh the most? Inappropriate behaviour 

Who is your hero? Wellington 

What would your last supper be? Confit duck leg on flageolet beans  

Sponsor peter here 



Name: Lucinda Elizabeth White 

Age: 24

Occupation: Assistant Land Agent and Rural Chartered Surveyor

Hobbies: Hunting, walking and parkrun

London Marathon time aim: I would be over the moon with anytime around 5 hours 30 mintues 

Is this your first marathon? Yes, this is my first marathon! I am definitely not a natural runner

Why did you choose to run for the Countryside Alliance Foundation? I think it is really important to edcuate people about the countryside and fight as a community for causes 

Sponsor Lucinda here 



Name: Oliver Tillard 

Age: 33

Occupation: British Army Captain

Hobbies: Surfing, sqaush and of course running 

London Marathon time aim: Really hoping for a time of 3 hours and 30 mins 

Is this your first marathon? I have ran a number of marathons including Brighton and Edingburgh 

Why did you choose to run for the Countryside Alliance foundation? The reason I chose to run for the Countryside Alliance Foundation was that having grown up in the countryside I have seen the great opportunities it can offer. Combine this with the great work the foundation does and I think you have something that offers real change to people. 

Sponsor Oliver here


If you are intrested in running the 2021 London marathon or would like to take part in any other fundraising event please email

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