(Member blog post) Our first marathon in Paris!

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My running addiction began in the last month of 2013, with a Christmas charity run. How enduring the pain of doing laps of Battersea Park in a felt santa claus costume, sweating into a cotton wool beard ever inspired me to get into running, Iā€™ll never know, but it did. Fast forward a year in which I’d done a 10K and a half marathon, and Iā€™d signed up to run a whole marathon in Paris.

I was more petrified than excited to run my first marathon. To reassure myself I decided to seek out a local running club. It was 4 degrees and blowing a gale the night of my first session at Clapham runners club at Battersea Park track. To my surprise I met a group of people whose warmth and friendliness was at complete odds with the freezing cold conditions that evening. Training with Clapham Runners helped me in the lead up to the marathon in two ways. Read more

London Marathon ballot open for April 2016 race

The public ballot for the London Marathon is open from now until Friday 8 May (not closing at a certain capacity as in previous years) – go to https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/ballot-entry/

The Clapham Runners does have one guaranteed club place – it is names out of a hat in December. To be eligible for the draw you MUST have a ballot rejection letter and be a fully paid up, regular member for six months.IMG_20150504_074014