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London Marathon run raises £5,000 for Sailor’s Society

Belatedly (rather like my running) I am pleased to report that my fiancée, Eliza, and I crossed the finishing line together at Sunday’s London Marathon in a respectable 4 hours 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

It was Eliza’s first marathon and she was grinning throughout, while for me I don’t mind admitting the final three or four miles were exceptionally tough.

The support from the crowds lining the streets was phenomenal and the support from Splash readers who have kindly donated the best part of £5,000 towards Sailors’ Society is truly humbling. Thank you so, so much.

I won’t be pestering people with donation requests or labouring on piecing together articles tentatively linking running and shipping again. However, we will be running another marathon in a year’s time hopefully. Hamburg is up next!


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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