Alison takes on London Marathon challenge

We’ll be cheering on supporter Alison Kite when she runs the London Marathon in aid of SATEDA this month.

Alison entered the ballot for a place in the most popular marathon in the world for eight years running and, at 71, had decided this would be her last attempt – so we are especially grateful that she was one of the successful ones out of over half a million hopefuls!

Having taken up running following her recovery from cancer treatment in 2010, Alison has racked up an impressive number of half marathons as well as one full, and was a member of Team SATEDA for the virtual London Marathon challenge held in 2020 during the pandemic.

When we caught up with her, Alison was recovering from an ankle injury but still determined she would finish the 26.2 mile run through the capital on 21st April, cheered on by daughter Carey Philpott, SATEDA’s CEO.

“I’ll finish, no matter how long it takes,” she said. “I know I can do the distance and I’m going to enjoy it. I lost a lot of friends last year so I feel blessed to be here, and the fact that I can help others by fundraising for SATEDA makes it even better.”

If you would like to sponsor Alison, please visit her JustGiving page.