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London Marathon 2018 – Consolidated Results and Highlights

London Marathon 2018 – Consolidated Results and Highlights

Another incredible day at the 2018 London Marathon. We had 24 members running, a huge team marshaling the finish and many more on course offering support. We’ve got a summary of every members’ achievement below, a quote from many on their experience and links to full reports just in case you have missed any… Collette […]

Collette Callanan celebrates a fantastic run at the London Marathon with a cheese sandwich and a couple of cans of Heineken

Collette Callanan celebrates a fantastic run at the London Marathon with a cheese sandwich and a couple of cans of Heineken

There will be a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day. Last Sunday morning, along with thousands of other runners, I underwent the ritual familiar to many who have ever run the London Marathon. The early wake-up (for me this was 04.30hrs) after a fitful night’s sleep. The consumption of […]

Emma Lewis shares her secrets to the best way of enjoying the London Marathon (spoiler – it involves doing it with other SJs)

Emma Lewis shares her secrets to the best way of enjoying the London Marathon (spoiler – it involves doing it with other SJs)

I have a love hate relationship with London Marathon.  The first time I ran it was 2010 when my 3rd daughter was 10 months old.  I was under trained and under prepared.  This was in my pre-SJ days and I had done all my long runs on my own, travelled to the start on my […]

Let Debra Harris take you to the greatest street party in London – The London Marathon

Let Debra Harris take you to the greatest street party in London – The London Marathon

I found out I had a much coveted place for this year’s VLM in January after being drawn no 32 in the marshall ballot. I was way behind on training due to ankle issues; I had managed a 10k run and some shorter runs with cross training in between before sadly training took a back […]

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 […]