A huge and hearty congratulations to our three runners, Kris Carroll, Stephanie Corns and Alex Lee who took part in the 36th London Marathon yesterday.
Nearly 38,000 participants took to the streets of London to test themselves and raise money in the largest single annual fundraising event in the world. An estimated 700,000 spectators came out to cheer them on. The atmosphere was electric!
Kris, a surgical trainee at Barts and the London hospitals finished in a remarkable 3 hours and 23 minutes. Steph must have been a blur passing by, as even with all eyes peeled we couldn't see her. She crossed the finish line in a very respectable 4 hours and 5 minutes. Alex was hot on her heels, finishing less than 3 minutes later. We hope all three are recovering and pampering themselves after completing an extraordinary challenge. Between them, they have raised a fantastic £4,312.82, with more donations coming in.
This was a special year in the history of the event, as the one millionth runner was due to cross the finish line. The name of the millionth finisher will be announced on the 9th of May once all the results have been calculated and checked. It may even have been one of our trio so keep your fingers crossed.
Click the images below to browse the gallery. We'll be adding more photos as they come in.
There's still plenty of time to donate and support our runners after a momentous acheivement.
Kris Carroll and Stephanie Corns' donation page:
Alex Lee's donation page:
OMFS Prize Draw
If you're a medical or dental student, a surgical trainee, registrar or a fully-fledged consultant, Kris Carroll's MaxFacs prize draw is still to take place. Donate online, making sure to state which department or institution you're from in the comments. Check out some of the prizes below.
- UKLoupes have provided a £150 voucher towards the cost of a pair of loupes. Loupes reduce eye-strain and make you adopt a better posture which reduces the stress on your back.
- Dentsply Sirona have provided a £100 voucher to go toward the cost of one of their dental implant courses. They use only fresh-frozen cadaveric tissue – now considered the gold standard for surgical training – to give delegates as realistic an experience as possible.
- One ticket to attend the BAOMS day of the European Association of CranioMaxilloFacial Surgeons (EACMFS) scientific congress, to be held in London in September 2016. (Normally £200).
- Two tickets to the black tie-dinner of the BAOMS conference in Brighton 8-10th June 2016. (Normally £70 each. Students effectively attend the conference for free - the £75 conference fee is refundable upon attendance if you are are a BAOMS member (it's free for students to join!).
- A copy of Professor Holmes (OMFS Consultant) book 'Atlas of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery'. Awarded First Prize in Surgery at the BMA book awards 2015. (Currently £112 on Amazon).
- A voucher for £1000 from NSK to go towards the purchase of a surgical handpiece.
- A voucher for a botox training course from KT training
- A copy of 'MCQs in Facial Plastic Surgery Reconstruction' by Dr Akeel Mosea (OMFS Specialty Doctor). (Currently £13 on Amazon).
- A copy of 'On-call in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery' by (including others) Mr Arpan Tahim (OMFS Registrar at the Royal London Hospital). (Currently £17.99 on Amazon).
- A pair of designer theatre shoes by Toffeln (Worth up to £57).
- Six bottles of champagne (Value: Who knows!)