London Marathon 2016 Race Report

A number of Harriers took up the challenge of the 2016 London Marathon, an event seen as the pinnacle of the marathon calendar in the UK. On a spring day with a sprinkling of early morning snow (yes SNOW in APRIL!!!!), the conditions cleared to give almost perfect running conditions by the start of the event.

Leading the Harriers home in 2.47 and just missing out on a championship time was Justin Cox. The 2nd Harrier home broke the 3 hour barrier with 30 seconds to spare gaining a PB too: well done Gary Thwaites.

Chris Lines - who gained one of the club draw places - ran superbly well to PB with a time of 3h11 mins. Next Harrier home was Andy Featherstone who ran a 16 minute PB to record a time of 3hours 49 mins. The most senior of us in terms of years was next to finish with Paul Glaister finishing in 4h21 mins on his marathon debut (Paul had to run that fast as he left Tracy unsupervised in the shops in London on Sam’s 16th birthday). A Harrier now living in Norfolk who has had his fair share of injuries Tony ‘glass back’ Wilson managed a fanstasic 5.18 after having to defer last year due to Injury.

Well done to all involved

Written by:
Andrew Featherstone