London marathon 2015
The recently concluded Virgin money London Marathon, ended over the weekend. The event was tagged “The clash of the champions,” as the previous world record holder, Wilson Kipsang was competing with the current holder- Dennis Kimetto. At the end of a thrilling and pulsating men’s race, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge stole the show, by winning in a time of: 2:04:42.
On the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa, won with a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 21 seconds. On an emotional note, Women record holder, Paula Radcliffe, ran her last London Marathon and finished in a time of 2:36:55. Despite being a bit unfit Paula Radcliffe finished a paltry 13 minutes from the women winner.
The 26 miles London marathon is always full of excitement, comradery, determination, perspiration and litter- loads of litter. With intervals of fuel/drink stations, runners with personal best finish times in mind, grab drinks and hastily dispose of the waste on the streets. After all the fanfare, tears of joy, limping and moments of accomplishments, cleaning after these runners, is always a nightmare for the city of London.
Hydro Cleansing, a leading industrial and environmental service provider in London and the south East of England, deemed it necessary, to take the cleaning weight, off the shoulders of the city of London. We reached out and offered help, as we used our Industry leading Mega sweep, to comb the streets of London, collecting litter from nook and cranny.
Our Mega Sweepers, which are fully equipped with reversing cameras, sound alarm and sensors, to ensure the awareness of drivers, swept through the streets of London at places like upper Thames, Southwark bridge, Tower bridge, Kennington park and a host of other areas.
This thoughtful act from Hydro cleansing, attracted the commendation and compliments from the City of London. A representative from the City of London, put forward this testimonial regarding our impact in cleaning up the streets of London. It goes thus: “May I take this opportunity to thank you and all concerned in assisting us in our clear up operations for the London Marathon. This is always one of our most challenging events to get the City of London back to its high standards of cleanliness and the roads open ASAP. Your Guys and machines were excellent in achieving this and helped greatly in achieving the tight deadlines.”
At Hydro Cleansing, we love to give back to our community and city, believing every little assistance could help in forging the good of all.
The Virgin money 2015 London marathon, may have come and gone. As approximately 37, 000 runners completed the 42.195 km gruelling but yet exciting challenge. A lot came, saw and conquered. From us all at Hydro Cleansing, we wish a fast recovery to all runners and promise to give back to our community and city in any way we can. We believe every little sweep could help keep our big city clean.