Posted on: February 24, 2020

Meet our Vitality Big Half Marathon Runners

Meet the runners taking on the Vitality Big Half Marathon in aid of St Mark’s!

The Vitality Big Half  is London’s community running festival. The half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.

This year, we have 3 awesome runners taking on this challenge on Sunday 1st March.

Our 2020 team



Michael’s taking on the Vitality Big Half to say thanks for the care his wife has received as a patient of St Mark’s Hospital. He has previously completed both the London Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon for the Foundation. Michael has self-funded on this occasion and we thank him for his generous donation.


Image of Meir preparing for Vitality Big Half Marathon

Meir is a surgeon from The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. He has come to St Marks Hospital as part of his yearly  fellowship in Colorectal Surgery.

”For me, St Marks Hospital represents a place of excellence in the field of colorectal surgery and research. I participate in daily multidisciplinary team meeting, surgeries and research as an honorary clinical fellow. I am learning new surgical techniques and discovering new technologies and I will be able integrate these skills when I return back home.”  

Meir’s running in build up to his main event, The Milton Keynes Marathon! Click here to visit Meir’s fundraising page and read more.


Image of Miles

Miles answered our call for runners after hearing about the event via his employer Kier, for which he works as a Trainee Site Manager. Kier are currently working on the site of St Mark’s and Northwick Park Hospitals and encourage their employees to get involved with great causes and the local community.

Click here to visit Miles’ fundraising page.


We want to wish our runners the best of luck, and to thank them for their hard work and dedication to fundraising for St Mark’s Hospital Foundation.

Inspired to do your own fundraising challenge or event?

For more information please contact us at or call us on 020 8235 3092/4044