Congratulations to our amazing 2022 London Marathon Runners!

Over the weekend 11 amazing Wooden Spoon runners took part in the TCS London Marathon. The sun was shining as our runners joined more than 40,000 people to run together through the streets of the capital on their 26.2-mile journey to the Finish Line.

CEO Sarah Webb said “We cannot thank them enough for taking on such a huge challenge in support of Wooden Spoon. A huge thanks also go to every single person who supported them and donated. The funds raised will go towards supporting vulnerable children and young people across the UK & Ireland.”

Here are a few of their stories…

James Hobson

James took on his first London Marathon for Wooden Spoon last year and enjoyed the day so much he decided to run for us again this year!

After completing the 2021 race in 4hrs 13mins, he absolutely smashed his previous record by completing this year’s race in 3hrs 25mins!

Daniel said “Wooden Spoon is an amazing charity. Having a disabled brother, I have seen the real benefits of what they want to achieve and the positive impact on children’s lives.”

Emma Brown

10 years on from her Lochness Marathon, Emma decided to hit the roads again (this time a little flatter) in London raising money for Wooden Spoon.

Emma completed the marathon in 5hrs 25mins.

Daniel Vines

Daniel completed London Marathon number 10 at the weekend with a new personal best time!

He said “The challenge of completing the 26.2 mile course to raise money for a fantastic cause, Wooden Spoon, is what keeps you going and to do it quicker” He added “The crowds and the atmosphere were incredible and the support from FedEx and former TNT team members very humbling. Was a great weekend achieving PB’s with Trevor Hoyle.”

Daniel completed the 26.2 miles in 4hrs 13mins.

Nigel Shaw


The London Marathon was not the first time Nigel has supported the work of the Wooden Spoon.

He said “I have been supporting Wooden Spoon Yorkshire for over 10 years now – usually by sitting down at a nice lunch or rugby event. So in a weak moment I thought its time to take on the challenge of the London Marathon again”

Despite last taking on the London Marathon 20 years ago Nigel managed to complete the distance in 4hrs 17mins.

Mark Reay

Also supporting the work of Wooden Spoon was Mark who completed the Marathon in 5hrs 30mins.

Trevor Hoyle

Trevor completed Sunday’s race, which is part of a wider challenge, in 5hrs 49mins.

Trevor said “I thought that I would only ever run one marathon, raise some money for charity and as long as I finished the same day time wasn’t important. It really was a case of run fat boy run!

Whilst running London I also met a colleague from APAC Emma Wright (aka Superwomen) an amazing individual, who told me that she was running London as part of the BIG6! The BIG what? I had never heard of the BIG6. Emma inspired me to want to run the BIG6”

Trevor has now set himself the challenge of completing the BIG6 within 3 years which began with Sunday’s London Marathon. This will be followed by New York in November 2022 and then Tokyo in March 2023.

Every marathon will be an opportunity for Trevor to support a charity and give back, starting with London and New York where he will be supporting Wooden Spoon.

Rachael Hucker

In 1983 Rachael‘s Grandad, Fred Hucker, along with a group of friends founded Wooden Spoon.

Rachael said of her Grandad “He was an incredible man who has helped a lot of people.”

Inspired by his legacy, she decided to challenge herself to complete the London Marathon to raise money for the charity he helped build. She said “A marathon is no easy feat for me, if you know me, you’ll know I’m not a fan of running unless it’s on a hockey pitch. So I’ve not made the decision lightly but I will complete it regardless of how challenging it will be for me!”

Rachael completed the marathon, which she ran in memory of her grandad and Jacinta Hucker in 6hrs 25mins.

Here are the times that the rest of our incredible runners completed the race in:

Christopher Yannaghas – 4hrs 52mins

Paul Hurley – 6hrs 25mins

Daniel Burke – 3hrs 27mins

Phill Day – 4hrs 18mins

If you would like to run the 2023 London Marathon for Wooden Spoon you can register your interest here.