28/04/2019 - London Marathon


At the Virgin Money London marathon this weekend, and an impressive turnout of 17 Ivanhoe runners took to the streets of the capital.

It was another memorable event, for a variety of reasons for our club runners, and there were some great performances all round.

Quickest time of the day was from Alistair Chambers, finishing in 3:01:09, despite setting off too fast. Second fastest of the day, with a 3:23 finish was George Loveday, with third Ivanhoe finisher going to Richard Bebbington, painted purple to raise money for the charity wishes for kids, clocking 3:24:40, a huge improvement knocking 15 and a half minutes off his PB time.

Another significant PB was from Emily Wideman, who after having to pull out of London last year had a fantastic race to finish in 3:30:50. Ruth Enion, spurred on by the great support clocked 3:31:34, and Fiona Betts ran a PB time of 3:46:42, just 2 weeks after Boston Marathon.

Karen Hartland ran the Marathon with her sister in 3:51:19, ahead of Rachel Thompson running an impressive debut marathon in 4:13:20. Lindsay Tilbury fought her way through blisters to cross the line in 4:20:09, and Sarah Malone finished in 4:45:44.

Tim Moore started well but picked up an injury half way round, but went on to finish in 4:48:18. Liam Buckler ran London 28 minutes faster than Brighton marathon last year, clocking 5:00:13. Sisters Sarah Kelly and Claire Broughton ran together to finish in 5:07:39 and 5:07:40 respectively. Jayne Bradshaw completed her first marathon, running for the Matt Hampson foundation in 5:12:28. Marie Miller also had a great first marathon clocking 5:44:46. John Lewis ran in memory of club member Kev Wright, who was awarded a ballot place after he died, and after working hard in training he had a good run to clock 5:45:33 on the day.

Written by Sarah Malone - last updated on 06/05/2019