Lucy Fraser-Macnamara


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#Handsoverhearts at London Marathon

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 11:37

Hi,

 

I can confirm I am a runner and will be running on Sunday at The London Marathon. This is not my first marathon or other running event.I am part of a running community/running club in London and also volunteer with a not-for profit charitable organisation who use running to engage young homeless people. The 'we' is runners, runners in our community and the running scheme for young people.

 

I'm sorry if the language doesn't suit all, I'm no communications or marketing expert just a runner speaking passionatly too far way away from an incident to be able to feel like I can physically help (ie giving blood).

 

Best wishes and good luck to all running on Sunday,

 

Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Handsoverhearts at London Marathon

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 10:10

No guilt trip intended and there is nothing to ‘achieve’ in doing this.

Runners will choose whether or not they make the gesture making it an individual statement but communities and solidarity are about groups of individuals coming together.

I respect everyone’s opinions and only hope that we can as a community show our respects in as many ways as possible, gestures, ribbons and silences.

Best wishes,

Lucy

#Handsoverhearts at London Marathon

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 09:34

Agreed, crossing the line is a very personal thing, and would have been for all those runners in Boston who didn't make it past the finish line, for those who were injured or lost their lives watching that personal moment.

30 seconds silence and a black ribbon could be seen as an obligatory arrangement by the race organisers, #Handsoverhearts is not. It's a personal gesture made by runners if they choose (and remember) to do so.

We want to get people all to do something to show our solidarity as a running community, our love. compassion and commitment to our sport. A running community united in tragedy.

The #Handsoverheart campaign was also started before any official confirmation of ribbons and silence, it’s a runner's reaction to a very personally affecting tragedy.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Lucy

#Handsoverhearts at London Marathon

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:40

Dear Runners of Runner's World,

I just wanted to let you know about a campaign we have started called #Handsoverhearts. The campaign urges runners of this Sunday's London Marathon to cross the finish line with their hands over their hearts in tribute to the tragic events that unfolded in Boston on Monday.

 

Running is a solitary sport, yet as runners we are greater than the sum of our parts, we are a proud community enabling, motivating and supporting one another to achieve greatness. The tragedy that unfolded at The Boston Marathon reminds us of the importance of our community and the love, compassion and camaraderie of runners across the globe.

 

This small personal gesture will act as a mark of respect and a demonstration of a running community united in tragedy. Photographers capture every marathon runner’s finishing moment and we are asking runners to dedicate that moment of personal achievement to those lives whose lives have been irrevocably changed by events at Boston Marathon.

 

Please spread the message and follow on twitter #Handsoverhearts

 

Best Wishes,

 

Lucy Fraser-Macnamara

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#Handsoverhearts at London Marathon

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:36

Dear Runners of Runner's World,

I just wanted to let you know

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1088946/thumbs/a-HANDS-OVER-HEART-640x468.jpg?6

 

about a campaign we have started called #Handsoverhearts. The campaign urges runners of this Sunday's London Marathon to cross the finish line with their hands over their hearts in tribute to the tragic events that unfolded in Boston on Monday.

 

Running is a solitary sport, yet as runners we are greater than the sum of our parts, we are a proud community enabling, motivating and supporting one another to achieve greatness. The tragedy that unfolded at The Boston Marathon reminds us of the importance of our community and the love, compassion and camaraderie of runners across the globe.

 

This small personal gesture will act as a mark of respect and a demonstration of a running community united in tragedy. Photographers capture every marathon runner’s finishing moment and we are asking runners to dedicate that moment of personal achievement to those lives whose lives have been irrevocably changed by events at Boston Marathon.

 

Please spread the message and follow on twitter #Handsoverhearts

 

Best Wishes,

 

Lucy Fraser-Macnamara

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