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Sam Goodall relished every moment en route to completing her first London Marathon

Sam Goodall relished every moment en route to completing her first London Marathon

I am coming to this marathon from a definite non runners point of view but want to show that if I can do it anyone can if they want to! In January 2015 I read an article about how many steps an adult should do a day and bought myself a fitbit so I could […]

Connor Vine waited 6 years to get a place in the London Marathon and injury tried to stop him finishing but he did it

Connor Vine waited 6 years to get a place in the London Marathon and injury tried to stop him finishing but he did it

For six years I entered the London ballot. I’m not sure why, as the idea of training for a marathon, let alone running one was never a thought I’d entertained! In my teenage years, I was an 800m runner, so I’ve always had speed, but struggled to maintain any form of endurance. If you had […]

Sacha Kendall-Woods found inspiration and all the way around the London Marathon course which proved to be a great distraction from her ‘inner chimp’

Sacha Kendall-Woods found inspiration and all the way around the London Marathon course which proved to be a great distraction from her ‘inner chimp’

When I found out I had a marshals place in the London marathon for 2018 I was really excited. The last time I ran London I had managed a sub 4 hour and maybe with a little more focused training I could perhaps manage a Good For Age this time. Cue my first adaption to […]

Tracy Robinson doubled down on this year’s London Marathon and despite the temperatures knocked 29 minutes off her PB!

Tracy Robinson doubled down on this year’s London Marathon and despite the temperatures knocked 29 minutes off her PB!

I only wanted to run one marathon just to say I’d done it… that was last year. I found myself entering the ballot again but wasn’t successful so I decided to apply for a charity place. I was lucky enough to secure a place with the Lily Foundation and so began the training. I hadn’t […]

As if 26.2 miles in sweltering heat wasn’t challenge enough Julie Fowler had to dodge 40,000 runners as she guided son Aaron to his 1st marathon

As if 26.2 miles in sweltering heat wasn’t challenge enough Julie Fowler had to dodge 40,000 runners as she guided son Aaron to his 1st marathon

In November 2016, my son Aaron asked me to be his guide runner for the London Marathon. I completed the London Marathon (my one and only) 2011 in 5hour 11minutes and had always said to Aaron if he wanted to do it I would be happy to run as his guide. Aaron is visually impaired […]

The London Marathon was too hot for Stuart Overhill but he found the warmth of camaraderie got him to the finish

The London Marathon was too hot for Stuart Overhill but he found the warmth of camaraderie got him to the finish

Back in October I received the dreaded rejection email from the organisers of London and I thought ‘thats okay’ as I was running Brighton anyway! In November I submitted my rejection email into the SJ Marathon draw. On the day of the draw I received a text from Graham Robinson telling me I had some […]

Eddie Wilson welcomed his second child on April 17th and five days later, sleep deprived he lined up for the London Marathon

Eddie Wilson welcomed his second child on April 17th and five days later, sleep deprived he lined up for the London Marathon

I’ve been told a few times that the secret to running is to train hard and race easy. Training is a pretty easy thing to think about – you pick a goal, find a plan, print off the schedule to stare at you everyday and guilt you into getting out of bed earlier or staying […]