Tom ran alongside Ambassador Jess Impiazzi, five runners wearing our Hero dog suit and 198 others in bright London sunshine, raising more than £45,000 between them.
There was even a Talking Buses-themed cheer point at mile nine, which spurred runners on just as many of them hit ‘the wall’.
Feedback from excited runners included:
“What a fantastic day! Great support (especially at mile nine), glorious weather and an amazing charity that I feel truly honoured to have run on behalf and raised funds for.”
“Absolutely LOVED running for #TeamGuideDogs yesterday! You guys really gave me a boost at mile nine as I started to hit a bit of a wall around then.”
“I had the best time being part of #TeamGuideDogs at LLHM. The cheer squad at mile nine was incredible and just what I needed when I started to doubt myself.”
“Absolutely LOVED running for #TeamGuideDogs yesterday! I’m so chuffed to have raised £1,110 for an amazing charity. You were just at the right point at mile nine, seeing all those doggies. Gave me a massive boost.
Guide dog owner and disability activist, Amit Patel, has shared his story after a video went viral of him and his guide dog, Kika, being verbally abused on an escalator whilst heading to catch the tube.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood delighted 13-year-old dance-mad Neve, when the two met at the famous Elstree studios in London. Craig and Neve discussed their shared love of all things dance, and their chat was filmed by Guide Dogs as part of the #MeetAHero campaign, which shows that with the right support, young people with sight loss can do almost anything.