In the year that saw the hottest temperatures on record and Mo Farah beating the 33 year British record, it also saw 12 brave LRC runners successfully complete the 26.2 mile course around the capital. The sweltering race conditions on the day were a far cry from the freezing training conditions that our runners had battled through in the last few months; those icy Wednesday nights seeming like a distant memory.
With 41,000 runners lined up to start the 38th London Marathon, all hopes were that our LRC runners would get around the course safely and ready to share their stories with us all. Many of our runners have raised thousands of pounds for various charities, with a special mention to Charlotte Aspley and Richard Bravington who raised money for St Giles Hospice in memory of Bob Houghton. The heatwave did not stop the LRC runners and they all used their months of training to successfully cross the finish line in style.
There were some fantastic performances on the day, including Steve Rivers who managed a brilliant sub-3 hour time in the toughest of conditions. A massive well done to all LRC runners and to those who managed to get a TV appearance! James Taylor was spotted cruising down the Mall as he finished the final metres of the race. All runners did fantastically well, it cannot be overstated how much mental and physical resilience is needed to complete a marathon and we are extremely proud of you all.