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Date Posted | 02/05/2019

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Wise Security are NOT Virgins when it comes to Marathons. 

For the second consecutive year WISE SECURITY is delighted to have been the Security and Stewarding staff provider to this most famous of all marathon events – The Virgin London Marathon!

With an increased staffing requirement this year WSSL was pleased to supply approximately 100 staff at key positions including the heavily attended areas around Tower Hill and Westminster. The WISE SECURITY involvement with the organiser also extends to the Vitality Big Half event that took place on the 10th March where once again WSSL provided approximately 100 staff.

The Virgin London Marathon attracts the top runners from around the world and this year again saw Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah (aka Mo Farah) competing on behalf of the U.K. The event not only attracts the ‘elite’ runners but also some of the best ‘club runners’ and of course the thousands of ‘fun’ runners who are raising money for their chosen charities. This year over 40,000 people took part in the event and it was viewed not only by those who lined the 26.2 mile route but by millions of people around the world on television.

Ray Francis the WSSL event coordinator for this event applauded the hard work and spirit of the fun runners many of whom not only trained hard but also spent hours making their fun costumes and all for the good of the charities that they support. Ray said “many of our staff have already pencilled in the date of next year’s event in order that they can be sure of not missing being a part of such a great day”