Marathon effort for Norwood’s runners 27 April 2015 Press Release With sore feet, aching limbs and huge smiles on their faces, the 22 runners who completed yesterday's Virgin Money London Marathon can be extremely proud of their achievement, after raising an outstanding £80,000 for Norwood. The money raised will help the charity provide vital services for children, families, and adults with learning disabilities and autism. Cheered on by the crowds lining the Capital's streets and their supporters in the stands, the runners came to a triumphant finish at The Mall. Nineteen year-old student Noah Lachs said: "The atmosphere was indescribable. Sometimes I felt that the crowd were actually propelling me forward." Ian Tate, Norwood's Business Development Manager for Challenges said: "A huge congratulations to every single person who trained, fundraised, and pushed themselves to the limit to complete this incredible challenge. To all our runners – thank you!"