GoT’s Natalie Dormer trumps Chris Evans and other celebrities in London Marathon
As usual the celebs turned out in full force for yesterday’s London Marathon, hoping to beat their personal bests and raise some money for good causes.
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer marked the return of the show’s new season by finishing the race in 03:51:21 for the benefit of children’s charities NSPCC/ChildLine.
“I’m here today because 3,000 children get in contact with ChildLine every day. And we don’t have enough money to talk to every single one of them”, she told reporters. She said she had personally raised over £5,000 for the cause with her run.
The 34-year-old actress, who plays Margaery Tyrell on the hit fantasy series, was almost unrecognisable in her streamlined shades and pulled back hair.
Meanwhile former Made In Chelsea cast member Ashley James, 28, was close behind with 04:10:27. The reality star sported a yellow vest baring the logo for Marie Curie Cancer Care, paired with purple nails and a makeup free face.
New Top Gear host Chris Evans ran alongside his golfer wife Natasha Shishmanian, achieving a very respectable time of 04:39:53.
Other stars taking on the 26.2 mile stretch included sprinter and Strictly star Iwan Thomas, broadcaster Sophie Raworth, Call the Midwife‘s Jack Ashton, former EastEnders star Charlie Brooks, Emmerdale‘s Chris Chittell, Dame Kelly Holmes, and TV judge Robert Rinder (pictured below).
Even Gogglebox‘s Baasit Siddiqui got off the sofa to take part, telling the BBC: “I spend most of my time watching TV these days so I’m not as fit as I used to be”.
Perhaps most impressively, British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space, achieving a time of 03:35:21 while strapped to a treadmill to counter the lack of gravity at the International Space Station.
A hearty congratulations to all who took part this year!