London Marathon

Posted on: Tuesday 23rd April 2024

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Lostock AC members Janet and Rachel joined 50,000 to complete the London Marathon.

This iconic race starts in Greenwich and ends on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace. Janet and Rachel were in the Blue Wave and started at 11am.

The first land mark the pair passed was the Cutty Sark at mile 6. The race then continued on the south bank of the Thames and Janet and Rachel were still running strong as they crossed Tower Bridge on to the north bank. Making sure to video the occasion!

After passing the Tower of London, participants head out to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs before heading back. Janet was still going strong at this section of the race and was able to speed up for the end of the race. At mile 20, Rachel hit the wall, losing all speed.

The last 2 miles of the races were the most spectacular, running along the Thames to the centre of London. Passing Land Marks such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge. The energy of the crowd for the entire race was phenomenal with everyone shouting participants names.

Janet was the first to pass Buckingham Palace and complete the sprint along the Mall to finish in 4:18:25. Rachel followed in 4:52:30.

Rachel completed the race raising money for the Christie Charity. Rachel who has received treatment at the Christie has raised over £1,500.00. Lostock AC has donated £250, raised at the Lostock 6 to the charity.


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