Virtual London Marathon
A number of Harriers are currently making their last minute race preparations as they get ready to take on the 40th London Marathon tomorrow (04/10/20), albeit virtually.
Although they are all running their own routes, you can still support them by tracking them on the London Marathon app or heading out onto the course if they’re running locally to you.
Conditions are not looking good currently (will this rain ever stop?!), so I’m sure all runners will appreciate any and all support.
To follow along virtually, download the London Marathon app. Here you’ll be able to track all our athletes running.
Here’s a list of those running:
David is one of the few remaining ‘ever presents’, having run every London Marathon to date. He will be running his 40th London Marathon on Sunday morning, but his first in Chesham.
Setting off at 8am, he will run a couple of laps around Berkeley Avenue, then a long loop out to Swan Bottom cross roads, before running back through Lee Common to home. He should be back at Chartridge Lane between 10:30 and 10:45. He will then run another lap of Berkeley Avenue and another Swan Bottom lap.
This comes to 20 miles and the final 6.2 miles will be decided "on the day".
Barbara is completing her 30th London Marathon and has run more marathons than any other woman – a great achievement!
She is starting at 8am at Berkeley Avenue and will complete 8 laps of a 3.3 mile circuit. Her possible run time is about 4 hours 40, but anything under 5 hours will secure her a ‘good for age’ place for 2021 in her age category.
Vanessa is kicking off her race at 7:30, running around Croxley Green and Rickmansworth before heading over to Amersham and back to Chorleywood to make up the full distance. She is aiming for 10 minute mile pace.
You can view her route here.
Matt is doubling up by running the Dorney Lake Marathon as his virtual London Marathon route. Sadly, no spectators are allowed to ensure social distancing is maintained, but you can track him through the app and support virtually!
Amber Stubbings (and sister Lia!)
Running to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice, the Stubbings sisters are describing their race as a “run, walk, die effort”.
Certainly selling themselves short, the pair will be running around Chalfont St Giles, Gerrards Cross and Denham. They are setting off at 8am.
You can check out their route here.
Tamsin will be tackling the 26.2 miles round Chesham. Always willing to help others out on their challenges, I’m sure she’ll appreciate it your support.
Good luck everyone!
If anyone else is running please get in touch with me (Katie Royals) via Facebook or Slack and I’ll add you to the list.
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