Running Imp Official Press Release for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon


Lincoln based company Running Imp are proud to be the Official Medal Supplier to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time.

Having worked closely with London Marathon Events for over 10 years this is the first time that the company has been appointed the prestigious contract in addition to being the Official Contractor for timing clocks.

The Running Imp Event Timing Team work alongside Official Timekeepers and are responsible for the set up and operation of 49 clocks throughout the famous 26.2 mile course. The team of 21 will head out from the Lincoln headquarters on Saturday to set up the clocks from 3am, in time for the wheelchair athletes to start off the day at 8.55am on Sunday 22nd April. At 10.00am, marking 110 years after the 1908 Olympic Marathon was started in the grounds of Windsor Castle by the then Princess Mary, Her Majesty The Queen will start the 2018 main event from the same place with the elite men leading a field of 40,000 runners of all ages and abilities. Participants will follow the route past some of London’s most iconic landmarks, crossing the finish line in The Mall where they will be handed their fully bespoke finishers medal.

Running Imp Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Illsley, has said ‘We are thrilled to be the Official Medal Supplier to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time. As a previous London Marathon runner myself I understand the importance of that medal at the end of such an iconic event to commend your hard work and achievement. To be awarded the contract in the year of the company’s 30th Anniversary means this is all the more exciting for us’

An additional team of staff from the company will also be exhibiting for the fifth year in a row at the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon Exhibition in the ExCel Centre from Wednesday 18th April – Saturday 21st April. Please visit us at stand 155, see our infamous medal wall and speak to our team of advisors about what Running Imp can offer for events.

For more information please contact Running Imp on 01522 502131 or email


There’s more exciting Bespoke Medals news to be found! Be sure to check out our News section here:

If you’d like to learn more about what we do at Running Imp and Bespoke Medals, take a look at our sister site here:

Written by: pm

Published on: 16 April 2018

Categories: Bespoke Medals, News