On Sunday over 50 St Albans Striders completed the prestigious London Marathon.

First home for the Striders and finishing in the top 500 out of the 50,000 field was Ross May in a superb time of 2:35:58, followed by Steve Buckle in 2:37:55 and then Jacob James in 2:38:22. Jon Hall (2:51:15), James Chasen (2:52:09), Adam Yorwerth (2:52:24), Tony Brady-Locke (2:54:51), Paul Stack (2:56:26), and Patrick Hayes (2:58:01) all successfully finished under the esteemed 3-hour mark.

Heather Hann ran a very impressive race finishing in 113th place out of over 20,000 females in 2:54:40 whilst Penny Habbick finished an astonishing 3rd in her age category with a superb 3:03:19. Other females coming under the highly respected 3:30 target time were Lucy Waterlow (3:04:43), Laura Johnston (3:08:54 PB), Hannah Burkhardt (3:09:44 PB), Freya Weddell (3:13:56), Joanna Parker (3:17:17) Kate Dixon (3:26:15) and Hollie Ryder (3:26:18).

Many of the Striders used the occasion to raise funds for charitable causes. A notable mention for Steve Scorer who completed the Boston and London marathon double just six days apart raising money for Marie Curie. Several other Striders also travelled across the pond to Boston on Monday in what proved to be tricky conditions due to the heat. Megan and Barnaby Walker crossed the line together in 3:20:34 with Isaac Ye close behind (3:30:01).

Further afield Jack Brooks completed his 596th marathon in Rhodes finishing in 5:38:22 to take second place in his age category.

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