TOWIE And X Factor Stars Join London Marathon Fundraiser

The London Marathon is as much about charity as it is about running. In fact, unless you’re a serious athlete the pride at raising thousands for a charity may well mean more to you than your time (this was the case for me when I did it in 2012 for The Stroke Association). So to give something back to its supporters and athletes, Cancer Research had a pre Marathon party ahead of the big race on Sunday 13 April.

Firstly, two of the The Only Way Is Essex ladies who have clothing labels available at Very looked particularly gorgeous. Gemma Collins (above left) looked absolutely glowing in a dress from her own collection. Have you seen her range of dresses yet? She’s doing well with her own weightloss and starting to go jogging and revealed that in  a few years we may see her do the marathon. Amy Childs, who did it last year, said ‘never again’! Bless. She looked angelic in a white dress and it seemed like white was the colour of the night as Lauren Pope looked cute in a loose-fitting white tunic dress with hot pink sandals. Lauren had an argument with her fellow co-star Chloe Sims which she did not want to talk about but she seemed in good spirits at the party, at one stage getting into the DJ box to spin some tunes. But pregnant Sam Bailey (above left with Daily Star on Sunday reporter James Ingham) was the real star of the night, showing impressively sky-high energy levels. She out-partied a lot of the younger celebs and she wasn’t even drinking.

So come Sunday, one of the celebrity runners will be I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star and former Miss GB Amy Willerton.

Amy’s multi-coloured trainers do make me smile. I’d do more running if I looked at my feet and they looked as bright as Amy’s trainers! Hopefully they’ll make her go faster on race day.

Sky sports presenter Charlie Webster is hoping for a time under 4 hours and I have to say her legs look in good shape…what do you think?

Where will you be watching the Marathon on 13 April?  Seeing so many people run 26.2 miles does make me think I should blow the dust of my trainers and start to run one or two at least. Summer holiday season is almost here, after all. Bikini time is coming closer!

Love Zoex

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10th April 2014
Written by Zoe Griffin