Meet our London Marathon Runners

Meet a few of our runners and find out why they wanted to run the London Marathon for Wooden Spoon!

You can still join the team and run for Wooden Spoon in the TCS London Marathon 2022

Apply for your place here


You can support Emma here

You can support Nigel here


“This will be my fourth marathon and it will almost certainly be the most meaningful. Knowing how much rugby has given to me in these difficult times, it was only fitting to try and  help out and give back to children and their families using a platform like Wooden Spoon. I plan to raise some money and awareness with the hope that children and their families can benefit from the positivity and power of Rugby.”

“I have 2 children, 11 year old daughter and 8 year old son. My son plays rugby at Bracknell RFC. My son has verbal dyspraxia and my dad has long supported Wooden Spoon. Running for a children’s charity with the rugby links was a no brainer. My girlfriend, parents and sister have been a huge support.”

“I am running for Wooden Spoon as rugby has always been a large part of my life and to help give something back to the sport that I have enjoyed being involved with.”

“I have played rugby since I was 11 for Sittingbourne and as my body gets older (and more broken) I have taken up running. It started, like most people, as an activity to keep me occupied throughout lockdown and I have now become a little bit addicted!

The Wooden Spoon charity has been a big part of the rugby club and we have held several fundraising events. While it is now a lot harder to arrange and hold these events, I am hoping to do my part to keep up the amazing charity work the club does for a brilliant cause.”

“This is my 3rd marathon and 2nd for Wooden Spoon, as an active rugby player and referee it was a no brainer for me to run for a rugby based charity. I started running due to losing a bet after a rugby tour 3 years ago and I’ve now got the running bug.”