Running Against Homophobia

Publish Date: 26/04/2012

Martin took part in this year's London Marathon on 22nd April completeting the world-famous race in an impressive time of 4hr 37min 07seconds, running against homophobia.

He comments; "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me for Sunday’s London Marathon run. It was simultaneously one of the very best and very worst things I’ve ever done, but I would certainly do it again!"

"As I approached mile 19, a little worse for wear, a random stranger began running alongside me and asked, ‘is this your first marathon’. I wheezily answered ‘yes’. ‘How are you finding it?’, he asked. I told him that I was hurting, lots, and he reassured me by saying that it was hurting for everybody else too." 

"Then he said; 'just remember that the thousands of people behind you can all read the message on the back of your running vest, referring to ‘I’m running against homophobia’. My son came out 2 months ago and I’m so proud of him. And I’m proud of you' ".

"With that he sped away, leaving me roadside with a tear in my eye. An amazing experience and I can’t wait to proudly wear my LGF running vest again on 20th May in Manchester."

A big thank-you to all our London Marathon runners!

If you would like to run against homophobia contact:claire.taylor@lgf.org.uk

We have places in many of the biggest runs in 2012 including this year's BUPA Manchester 10k on 20th May.

If you would like to support our campaign against homophobia join our facebook page 'Enough is Enough!'