London Marathon 23 April 2017

When the ballot entry ‘you’re in’ or ‘no you’re nots’ went out last October, I can imagine everybody who was successful in the ballot was very happy and probably thought not too much more about it, which is understandable considering that the event was still 7 months away, swiftly moving on to April and 8 of our members were towing the start line with some of the worlds best distance runners.

The 37th running of the event saw a record breaking 39,487 runners cross the finishing line on the Mall, watched by thousands road side and probably into the millions worldwide on TV.

Some amazing times were ran by the Elites with the winner of the womens race Mary Keitany finishing in 2:17:01 her 3rd win at London and with Daniel Wanjiru holding off Kenenisa Bekele the Kenyans certainly came to party. Britain’s David Weir won his 7th London title making him the most successful elite athlete in the events history.

Anyway back to QRC and our guys and girls did us proud with some fantastic times, although anybody completing a marathon should not only be judged on times but also congratulated on their achievements in training building up to the event, as well as their achievements on race day. A massive WELL DONE to you all, you all ran fantastic and should be proud of yourselves.

Matt Thornton 3:41:41

Craig Richardson 3:53:21

Anthony Lindsay-Yule 4:06:04

Craig Bingham 4:07:55

Phillip Lockley 4:15:13

Gill Jago 4:35:28

Leanne Alston 4:37:41

Richard Kent 4:52:53

In case any of you want to break some world records in the future here are a few you could have a go at

Dressed as a fast food item 2:59:35

Dressed as a Mr Potato Head 3:24:19

Dressed as a fruit (chilli pepper) 3:41:25

Carrying a household appliance (tumble dryer) 5:58:37

And one for Daniel Moore dressed as a Star Wars character (storm trooper) 4:59:12

Once again well done all.