The 1851 Trust and Land Rover BAR run the London Marathon

The first fundraising event of 2016 is kicking off with the Virgin Money London Marathon, as six members of Land Rover BAR prepare to run on behalf of the team’s official charity, The 1851 Trust.

Coming from several departments of the team including sailing, design and the communications team and with a range of fitness levels, for most this will be their first marathon.

For Land Rover BAR sailor David ‘Freddie’ Carr he will be taking on this epic challenge for the fourth time! Freddie, who ran the marathon for The 1851 Trust in 2015, posted an impressive time of, “I love the challenge and you always forget the pain after you cross the finish line! Being able to compete in this iconic event and raise money for such a great cause is a fantastic opportunity and I’m so pleased to be running again for the 1851 Trust this year”. commented Freddie.


Joining Freddie are Land Rover BAR designers Philibert Chenais, Mark McCafferty, and Rodrigo Quesada, Sir Ben Ainslie’s PA Alejandra Real and the team’s in house photographer Harry Kenney-Herbert filling the final place in the team.

The team are hoping to raise a total of £5,000 to start the fundraising for 2016, and contribute towards a digital education programme, which aims to inspire and engage young people bringing STEM to life through the Land Rover BAR experience

The Trust which was launched in October 2014 and has the Duchess of Cambridge as the Royal Patron, aims to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future, and stewards of the marine environment.

Those keen to back the team’s effort in the London Marathon can do so through a Virgin Money Giving Page

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