Trustee Robert Cole completes Edinburgh Marathon in support of Silence Helps Homophobia campaign

RobertColeMarathonLGBT Youth Scotland Trustee, Robert Cole, finished his 12th Edinburgh Marathon in a row on Sunday May 25th in a time of 3 hours 31 mins and 27 seconds.  “It was only my seventh fastest time, but I am really pleased, as only a few days before, I was hobbling around with a foot injury.” 

Rob’s overall finish position was 1173 out of 8620 finishers in the marathon that routes runners out from Central Edinburgh all the way out to nearly Aberlady and then back to Musselburgh.

“The weather forecast was lousy and it was very cold at the start, so most of the runners were keeping warm in dustbin bags!  But the sun came out as we ran along Portobello sea front and it remained sunny and warm for the rest of the race.  Not long after I finished the heavens opened – great timing!”

Two dozen or so other runners in the 26.2 Mile Aye Club successfully completed their 12th Edinburgh Marathon along with Robert – this group returns year after year to run the Edinburgh Marathon.

Robert’s efforts have raised £800 so far, a welcome contribution to support our Silence Helps Homophobia education campaign. "I grew up at a time when there was so little positive visibility of LGBT people, indeed so much hostility and legal sanctions.  I’m passionate about supporting young people to be confident about who they are and be supported and celebrated by their friends and family". 

Robert's fundraising website is still open for donations HERE.