Nathaniel East to Run London Marathon 2022



19 July 2022


Our very own Nathaniel East will be taking part in the 2022 London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October, raising money for our charity partner, University College London Hospitals (UCLH).
“UCLH is an amazing cause which I have benefitted from most recently, when I needed help the most. I was having some chest aches and pains and struggled for breath, whilst at work. The nearest hospital was UCLH and I was rushed through and in a bed within minutes. I had multiple tests, x-rays and heart scans and was back to my normal self again. I couldn’t be more grateful!”

Training and Fundraising

When asked how his training was going, he said, “It’s going well! I’m going for runs before and after work which has taken some getting used to. Once I’m used to running longer distances, I can start pushing for faster times ready for race day. I’ve never done anything like this before but what scares you makes you stronger right? I wanted to test myself and my recent health scare has made me feel like I have something to prove to myself.

There’s a long way to go in terms of fundraising but I have a great network around me and some fun ideas on how we reach the £2200 target.”

Why are you Running?

“Hospitals are not the nicest places to be when you’re scared, alone and unsure what is happening to you but everyone at the hospital was extraordinary. They were so empathetic, quick to respond and so good when it came to getting me back to 100%.

I am running for them to raise as much money as I can, to say thank you for all the work they have done for me and countless others. I have watched the marathon at home for years, watching the likes of Kipchoge, Farah and Gebrselassie run down the Mall and now I get to do it myself – of course just not at their pace!”

“I’m a firm believer that if you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything and here I start.”
Nathaniel East, ENVY Offline Assistant
On Nathaniel's involvement, Molly Marks, Corporate Partnerships Manager at UCLH said: "We are so excited to have Nathaniel running in the London Marathon for UCLH Charity on behalf of ENVY Post Production this year. All of his fundraising efforts will help us to continue to support staff and patient experience and fund vital projects to improve services here at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust."

Good luck Nathaniel, we’re all behind you!

You can keep updated with Nathaniel’s progress below.