Isabel Rudgley

TCS London Marathon 2024

I'm running the London Marathon for the Stroke Association

I didn’t fully understand what a brain haemorrhage was until my dad had one. I'd heard the words before but I couldn't fathom what it truly meant, nor in the least that it might affect someone like my dad. But in the UK, a stroke affects someone every 5 minutes. Its impacts vary wildly, but often it can be fatal or result in lifetime disability. 

Before my dad's brain haemorrhage in May, he was an all round fitness legend and he was working in a busy job. His stroke came as a total shock to us all. He was out on a bike ride just like any other weekend morning. But that day, his world, and ours, turned upside down. When I first saw my dad in hospital later that day, he couldn't move or speak. We spent the next 6 weeks by his side, willing and wishing him to get better. Thankfully, he did. Each day, came a glimmer of hope. We all learnt to focus on the little things - a new word or a movement. 

A few months down the line, life is different once more. My dad's progress has been phenomenal, but every day he deals with complex residual impacts of his stroke. My mum has been an amazing support to my dad throughout his recovery, and a constant source of strength and encouragement for all of us, but the support of families and friends can only do so much. This is where dedicated organisations such as the Stroke Association can step in to provide specialist support, and maximise recovery outcomes. 

So, I have decided to run the London Marathon for the Stroke Association, a charity who fund pioneering, life-changing research for treating stroke. I want to raise money to help survivors and their families navigate life after stroke and for a charity who give hope to so many in what is an inevitably extremely traumatic time. 

If you are able to donate/ support in any way you can, it would mean the world to me and my family, and go a long way to supporting an amazing charity, and one very close to our hearts.

The road to recovery is a long, and often very frustrating one, but there is brightness in every day. Thank you to everyone who has been there for my dad and my family over the past couple of months - we wouldn't be where we are without you. 

This one is for you, mum and dad  - see you on the finish line! xx


Specifically, a donation to the Stroke Association goes towards: 

£50 - can help pay for research into new stroke treatments such as thrombolysis, a clot-busting drug that returns the blood supply to the brain that has transformed the outcomes of stroke survivors who have received it. 

£500 - could help the Stroke Association develop communication support, so stroke survivors who have difficulty speaking, reading and writing can get the help they need. 

£800 - could pay for Stroke Association trained volunteers to introduce My Stroke Guide to stroke clubs and groups across the country for a year. 


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Thank you to my sponsors

£106

Hugo And Gaynor

Sending our very best wishes to you all

£106

John Edward Rudgley

Hi Isabel, hope your training and then your run goes well - it's such an appropriate cause that you are supporting. Very best of luck on the big day, love grandad

£106

James Payen

Good luck Isabel, a very worthy cause.

£104.50

Mary Bray

Great way of raising money for such an important charity! All power to you Isabel!

£104.50

Nigel Richardson

Good luck Isabel. He’ll be proud of you!

£55.12

Caroline And Brian

Inspiring and challenging undertaking, Isabel. Our very best wishes for the event and to your family. Caroline and Brian

£53

Steffie Nightingale

What an amazing thing to do! Your resilience and positivity to everything life has thrown at you has been something else, very proud of the way you've handled all the difficulties of the past year - I think you're amazing and very inspirational! I hope you know I'm always a phone call or a message away whenever you need it. All my love, Sneff xxx

£53

The Ansell Clan!

Go Isabel … here’s a little something to help along the way as our Ellen did it!! She completed the 1/2 marathon, what a star she even ran an extra lap why not … keep training you’re an inspiration xx

£53

David Lashley

Good luck Isabel. Best regards David

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Trevor & Jane

Touching text Isobel - Glad to hear Richard continues his incremental recovery. Good luck with the training and the marathon itself.

£53

Chrissie Rudgley

Best of luck dear Isabel ! We'll be supporting you all the way ❤️

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Chris

Best of luck xx

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Graham And Maggie

A great cause! Glad to here Richard is recovering well Best wishes to all Graham and Maggie

£52.25

Liora Myers

Well done Isabel for taking on such a challenge and for such a worthy cause! Wishing your dad all the best with his continued recovery and best of luck with your run! With love to your mum and all of you, Liora xx

£52.25

Diane And Chris

Wishing you all the best in your training and the run, and to your dad for his ongoing recovery. Amazing effort by you all x

£52.25

Jane Harris

You’re a star Isabel and you’re family will be so proud of you! What happened to your lovely dad was such a terrible shock for all of you and everyone who knows him. But his recovery has been incredible, so much down to his own strength of character and that of your mum and you, Miles and Bethan in being there, encouraging and supporting him. All our love to you all and wishing you the very best for your training and for the marathon itself! Jane and Steve xxx

£51

Jorge & Lav

Vamos Isa! 🏃🏻‍♀️

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Hazel And Simon Ormrod

Amazing thing to do Isabel - good luck from the Ormrods xx

£50

Bethan

Fantastic Isabel 🩷 so proud of you, I will be cheering you on every step of the way. All the best xxx

£50

Leia

£50

Maxine Bellman

Lovely words about your dad - his recovery has shown his determination 💗 I’m sure his beautiful family have been his reason to come so far 😊

£41.80

Imogen Smith

Good luck! Though I don't think there's much that could happen on the day that'd mean you wouldn't get round! 😂

£37.10

Angie & Andy

Love to you all

£31.80

Dai & Heather

Run well and enjoy it

£31.35

Anonymous

Good luck x

£26.50

Emily Booth

Good luck Isabel!

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Becky Scott

You’re amazing, I’m so proud of you xxxxxx

£26.50

Sebastian Wells

£26.50

Joan Ansell

£26.50

Elisha Roberts

🏃🏼‍♀️💙🏃🏼‍♀️💙🏃🏼‍♀️💙🏃🏼‍♀️

£26.50

Arabella Stephenson-witchell

You're amazing Iz ❤️ such an inspiration to us all. We'll all be cheering you on! Go get em! XXX

£26.50

Josh F

<3 <3 <3

£26.50

Suzana Marie

£26.50

Helen Thompson

Good luck!

£26.50

Helen And Andy Miller

Good look and happy running.

£26.50

Lucas

❤️❤️❤️

£26.50

Vitto

£26.50

Susy & John Canvin

£26

Becca Tincey

Good luck Izzy!! Xxx

£26

Tracy Prince

Good for you Isabel. A great cause. I hope the training is going well.

£25.50

Rabia Nasimi

You're amazing Isabel, thanks for all that you do! Wishing you all the best for the marathon.

£21.80

Sheekeba Nasimi

Good luck Isabel!

£21.20

Suzanne Charlery

So proud of you Isabel, and all you are doing to help support others. Wishing you have a smooth run on the day. Thinking of you and your family and hoping each day is a better one for your Dad.

£21.20

Sue Rowe

Wishing you good luck for the marathon, you have chosen a great cause to run for!

£21.20

Amelia Rogers

So amazing Isabel!!! Good luck! Millie and Fraser xxx

£21

Aiysha

Best of Luck Isabel♥️♥️

£21

Joanne Zarazel

Good luck Isabel!! From Jo Z

£20.90

Hannah Cash

Well done Isabel! Lots of love Hannah xxx

£20

Molly Littleboy

Best of luck from Jane Harris’s mum

£20

Kate And Max

Good luck Izzy!

£20

Bethany Madden

Good luck 🥰🥰

£15.90

Benjamin Barral

£15

Claudia

Go Isabel! So so proud of you. Love you lots, claudi xxx

£15

Aimee Butler

So proud!! Your piece is amazingly written and really encapsulates the scary unknown we were all plunged into. So much respect, I’m sure you’ll smash it!!!❤️

£11

Matthew Butler

Good luck! A great achievement to be working for.

£10.90

Eloise & Hugo

Go get em girls!!! I’m sure you will smash it

£10.60

Shona Deas

Good luck- great cause

£10.60

Sarah Gray

Good luck with the run! Great cause you are running for. Wishing you and your family all the best Xx

£10.60

Nessie Fisher, Tmp Reception

Well done. This is a very worthy cause and very close to our hearts.

£10.60

Jodie

£10.60

Anonymous

£10.45

Jenni Boyes From Tmp

Good Luck! xx

£10.45

Jitka Králová

You go Isabel!! So proud of you <3

£10

James Taylor

👏🏽

£10

Marina Ioannou

Good luck xx

£10

Blanca Yanez Serrano

£10

Jacob L-l

Proud of you! Xx