A large number of Harriers made the long trip to the country’s capital to take on one the major marathons of the world. After seeing club runners take on Athens, Manchester and Brighton over recent weeks it was their turn to step up to the 26.2m event.
With GFA (Good For Age) qualification times made even more tougher this time around, the pressure was on for those runners aiming for a special run….and then there was the temperatures. After months of training in the North East snow, wind, and minus degree temperatures runners had to cope with temperatures of over 24 degrees which impacted everyone’s times on the day.
Despite this, some amazing gutsy performances from the Harriers saw everyone safely back home. Fantastic achievement from you all, speaking from my own personal experience this was the toughest race I have ever endured due to the conditions, hats off to you all!
Paul Allan first Harrier home with a magnificent display of running for a PB followed closely by Jamie Rutherford.