London Last Night
Jeez, you guys have well and truly put us to shame this weekend. All you crazy runners out there dusted off your training shoes and got the old sports bra out to pound the pavements of London town for the annual Virgin London Marathon. 37,500 people took part in 32nd year of the event and there were more success stories than ever. With all the sweat and body odour in the air, we were glad to see there were some celebs to bring some glitz and glam to the festivities, (well, sort of).
TOWIE’s favourite cuddly crooner, James ‘Arg’ Argent finished the race in 6.01 hours. The chubby Essex boy said he couldn’t believe he made it, “six weeks ago I couldn’t even run down the road.” The loveable, singer proved his haters wrong and managed to raise £3308 for Cancer Research. We’re so proud Arg!
Other members of the TOWIE cast who spent yesterday running was Cara Kileby and Billi Mucklow. The BFFs finished the race in 6.02 and 5.47 respectively and raised over £1000 each for the Samaritans. We caught up with Cara last week and she confessed that her and Bill would be wearing a full face of make-up for the charity event. “We will be having a spray tan before the race and waterproof mascara. We can’t do the run without our faces on.” We’re pleased to see no mascara escaped the reality stars faces, so next stop for us is Maybelline.
Gordan and Tana Ramsay both donned their running gear to raise money for The Scottish Spina Biffida Association and Meningitis Trust. Gordon probably hated the fact that Tana finished the race 15 minutes before him, as he confessed last week that he wanted to out run his wife – bad luck Gord!
Cheeky chappy Prince Harry was on hand to help the volunteers collect the runners belongings. The naughty Prince, (who, by the way, looked FIT, even in his super creased kecks), joked that his brother and new wife will be running next year. “What’s fantastic is that my brother and his wife will be doing it next year, I think. He’s going to have to now, isn’t he?” Ooooh, we think Haz dropped the Royal pair right in it. An official spokesman from Clarence House said this comment was merely in jest, and the couple have not said they are officially running the race. Ooooh, we really hope they do!
Aside from the celebs, there were some pretty extraordinary people who took part in the race and completed it in record time:
Top 5 mens winners
1 Wilson Kipsang (Ken) 2hrs 04mins 44secs
2 Martin Lel (Ken) 2:06.51
3 Tsegaye Kebede (Eth) 2:06.52
4 Adil Annani (Mar) 2:07.43
5 Jaouad Gharib (Mar) 2:07.44
Top 5 Women’s Winners
1 Mary Keitany (Ken) 2hrs 18mins 37secs
2 Edna Kiplagat (Ken) 2:19.50
3 Priscah Jeptoo (Ken) 2:20.14
4 Florence Kiplagat (Ken) 2:20.57
5 Lucy Kabuu (Ken) 2:23.12
Well done to all those who took part in this years Virgin London Marathon, many of you changed lives with the money you raised. If you want to know how to take part in next years event visit the official website and start training for 2013.
JLS Wrap Party
Some stars who decided to get their dancing shoes instead of their running shoes on, were JLS and Little Mix. The X-Factor runners up and winners attended the boy bands official tour party at trendy London nightclub Aura on Saturday night. It was definitely a messy one as the boys Tweeted a rather amusing message the next day, “wow what a night out last night, feeling a lil mash up lol! Cant wait for Cardiff tonight ! Ori x x x.” Oh boys, we thought you were toning the partying down, no?!
Although it was the boys party, the attention was firmly on the ladies, and in particular we drooled over Rochelle Wiseman’s frock (pictured above). The Saturdays singer wore a knee-length bird printed dress and had amazing, natural make-up – we can’t wait to see her in her wedding dress! Next stop for us is Topshop to nab a similar frock.
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