We returned to London Marathon in 2023 to accept our Spirit of London Marathon Award and take part in the event.

When the G.O.A.T met the main man!!  

A very surreal moment for us yesterday when we got to meet the one and only Eliud Kipchoge. Whilst standing in hospitality preparing for the start of our race we were approached by a member of the London Marathon team who told us that Eliud had asked to meet us after hearing our story. A few moments later we went outside and the worldโ€™s greatest marathon runner was waiting for us. In typical Aaron style, Eliud was pulled in for a huge hug and we had a few minutes to chat and get some pictures. Such a humble, gentle man who made us feel very important. An unforgettable moment for us and we are pretty sure Eliud wonโ€™t forget meeting Aaron either .

We also meet with some of the Eastenders cast and being fans of the show this was a highlight.  Chris Evans also came over for a hug with the main man!!โ€‹

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After 7 long years of campaigning we are thrilled to announce that we will be running the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

We have been working with London Marathon Events Director Hugh Brasher over a number of months to make the event more inclusive for assisted runners so they can have the opportunity to run the iconic 26.2 mile race from Greenwich to Westminster alongside everyone else. We are delighted that through this dialogue it will not only be ourselves taking part on the day, but three other assisted runners also.

โ€œ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ, ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ, ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—–๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—”๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ, ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ, ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐—˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—–๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€โ€ ๐—ง๐—–๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ (๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ)

Over the last 7 years we have taken part in some of the toughest courses and more often than not been the first assisted chair to participate, paving the way for others. We have worked alongside race organisers helping to make their events more inclusive and welcoming to those with disabilities, as well as promoting inclusion across the UK & Ireland. We sincerely hope that those organisers who still do not welcome assisted runners to their accessible events will take note and choose to follow London Marathons example. 

We would like to say a few thanks. Firstly to Hugh and everyone at LME for involving us in the process, taking our ideaโ€™s and suggestions onboard, then working with us to find solutions. To everyone who has supported us over the years and believed in us, of which there are far too many to mention without leaving someone out!! Also a big thank you must go to all those race organisers who have welcomed us to their events, enabling us to get our voice out there. We feel an enormous amount of pride that we have helped to shape the inclusive future of one of the worldโ€™s biggest marathons, and it fills our hearts knowing that numerous assisted runners will benefit from this significant rule change going forward.

We have been asked a few times recently where marathon No 50 will be?? We promise that we didnโ€™t plan it this way, but it seems very fitting that No 50 will be in London!! Inclusion is at the very heart of what we do and it took a huge step forward today, we are one proud wee family from Northern Ireland, so we are.

David, Sandra & Aaron  

Team Kerr

#inclusion #LondonMarathon

we had a great time filming our video with the BBC Crew around Belfast and telling our story before we travelled over for the marathon.  we also felt very honoured to get to record our interview inside the beautiful titanic hotel.

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Team Kerr โ€“ Spirit of London Marathon Award Winners

After achieving our goal of changing the rules at the TCS London Marathon and ensuring that assisted runners would be welcomed at future events we were delighted to find out that we have been chosen as one of the โ€˜Spirit of London Marathonโ€™ Awards recipients.

These awards celebrate the unique spirit of the worldโ€™s biggest marathon and showcase the extraordinary stories of the participants, champions, volunteers and supporters. We are so proud that our wee family from Northern Ireland has been chosen to receive this award and that our hard work has been recognised in this way. We are very much looking forward to collecting our award at the Excel centre during the running show on marathon week. Huge congratulations to the other inspirational recipients Anoosheh Ashoori & Jeremy Joseph. 

Please click here to read more about the Spirit of London Marathon