London Marathon 4th October 2022

We are looking for runners who would like to support Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends by taking part in the next London Marathon on the 4th October 2022. We still have spaces.

For the last 20 years, BHC&F have been allocated three much cherished Golden Charity Bonds permitting 15 runners to represent the charity and raise much needed funds for the hospital, be that for the BHC&F main charity appeal or the Primrose Cancer Clinic. We ask each runner to raise £1,400 which will cover the entry fee whilst also raising £1,000 for the charity.

Over the last 14 years this massive fundraising effort has been ably led by Jude and more latterly, Chris Cottam who have encouraged both novice and experienced marathon runners from their wealth of knowledge and experience personally gleaned from the many marathons they have run. They organise a regular monthly “Sunday Breakfast Training Run” in the 6 months lead up to the London Marathon which has now moved from a traditional April event to early October. The breakfast runs start at 8 miles gradually extending to 20 miles before the Marathon itself – with a reward of a much welcomed cooked breakfast and lots of tea.

The team of runners usually achieve a combined incredible total of £20,000.

If you would like to join the Marathon team, please email the BHC&F secretary, Jacqui Goulding at