International Service Success at the London Marathon

Our Alumni Coordinator Corin Heney completed the London Marathon on Sunday (23 April) - raising nearly £1500 so far to support our work promoting rights in communites across the globe.

Corin, who completed the world-famous 26.2 mile course in 4 hours and 37 minutes, said: “Running the marathon was so much more overwhelming and incredible than I thought it would be, and also more difficult. The crowds were bigger than I thought they could be, but even though I’d trained well, I was surprised how hard it was at points.”

Corin says that it’s the work that International Service delivers - supporting women, children and young people, and people with disabilites to access their rights - that inspired her: “When I was training, it was the work that we do and the impact we have that inspired me to keep going.”

“And during the marathon itself, knowing how many people had supported me with fundraising was really inspiring when the crowds thinned out between miles 18 and 20. I knew I had to do it, not just for the people our work supports, but for all the people who believed in me and sponsored me.”

International Service CEO, Jo Baker, says: “As an organisation, we’re incredibly proud that Corin has represented us at one of the world’s biggest marathons. Her determination and dedication throughout her training has been truly inspiring, and her fundraising will allow us to continue supporting the rights of some of the world’s most marginalised communities.”

You can find out more about the impact of our work here.

You can still sponsor Corin and support our work. You can run the York 10k or the York Marathon for International Service. Contact Gareth Wilce (