4th October 2020
London Marathon, but not in the conventional sense. There won't be thousands of hundreds lining the streets. There won't be hundreds of runners getting on the tube with their backpacks on. There won't be the mass gathering of support along The Mall screaming you to the finish!
Instead, there will be 40,000 runners all around the world virtually running the London Marathon!
A huge perk of it being virtually is there are now runners who can run the "London marathon" who have never been able to get in before!
Skegness and District Running Club had many runners running it this weekend. With 4 runners running their first ever marathon (Becca, Jane, Dawn and Abby) and some are seasoned pros! But we all finished and with huge smiles of achievement on our faces!!!
Mark Sands ran the Marathon on his 50th Birthday....and what a way to do it finishing in 3hr13.
Brian Darrington has been working tirelessly to try and get into the 'Good for Age' category. Brian has tried on multiple occasions to get in but this year, it was virtual. Brain smashed his previous PB by 54 minutes (3hr10) showing that all his training has paid off!
Mark Lyon and Ash Brown ran along the Spires and Steeple track to complete their marathon with friends! An excellent race with a beer to finish!
Rebecca Grice ran her first ever marathon on Sunday! Hoping to do London before her 30th, virtually will have to do! Rebecca completed it in a time of 5hr18 with support from various SADRC runners. Leanne Ricket ran along and encouraged along the route! Robin Harrison who ran the route to complete the Manchester Marathon in his 60th birthday year aswell as Jane Martin who ran her first Marathon running Manchester along the same route for her 50th Birthday Year.
Dawn Allen and Abby Herdman ran their first ever marathon together! Raising money for CLIC Sargent. They walked the majority between Lincoln and Anton's Gout! With a gin at the end....sounds like a great day!
Emily Presgave completed her first marathon today walking the 26.2 miles for charity, All for Children on the Edge. Congratulations and has so far raised £600!
Sally Cadle ran the Marathon raising money for Asthma. Sally ran it in stints. Starting with a six miler at midnight and a couple of ten miler runs/walks later on!
Emily Decelles traveled to Boston in America the week of London Marathon, but did not let that stop her. Emily ran the London Marathon in Boston!