London Marathon 2015 Club Draw and Christmas Social

Congratulations Fiona! You will be running the Virgin London Marathon 2015  on 26th April for the Clapham Runners. Names were drawn out of the hat at training by our very own coach, Jon Munroe, with a helping hand from Santa’s Little Helper aka Hannah.

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Fiona will be joining Siobhan at the start line next year, who won a place through a twitter competition thanks to Pro-Direct Running and Adidas UK. Well done!

If you missed on the main ballot and the club place, there are still two more open competitions (click here – enter by Monday 15th Dec for the VLM/Holiday Inn competition, and click here for the Full Potential competition) – and remember that for the club draw next year, only regular and paid-up members with a VLM 2016 rejection slip will be included in the draw.

Celebrations all round for the post-training Christmas Social part 1 – see our photo gallery – and bring your santa hats next week as well, when we will head to the Mason’s Arms after the last session of 2014

(Member blog post) Just follow the blue lines…

… for 26 miles, 38 yards. What could be simpler?

My third LM and the first flying club class, courtesy of the TV Times/Leukaemia Research team. Didn’t make the running any easier, of course, but at least I’ll be able to tell the grandchildren I once shared a tent with Sir Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell – and Joe Pasquale. Read more

(Runner blog post) VLM 2011 – A race of two halves!

A brief reflection on my VLM 2011 experience. Under cloudy skies it started broadly to plan and I was going pretty well, taking in the atmosphere from the phenomenal crowds and encouraged by frequent chants of StevOOOO!! At c.8.5 miles Anthony did very well to recognise my apparently familiar “chuff-chuff” before he saw me alongside! – a fumbled handshake and on we separately went … Read more

(Runner blog post) Laura’s Race Report

Hello all. Thanks for coming out to support us today. It was fantastic seeing you all — twice!
I suppose I stuck to my race plan in that I tried to run with the 9 minute mile pacer for at least the first half and then see how it was going. This proved difficult as it was very crowded and I don’t think she actually hit the spilts for that pace until about mile 18. Struggled to dart in and out of people to keep her in sight more well. Having said that the pace felt faster than I expected — which was probably a combination of the heat and my not being that fit, having done my training runs very slowly. Read more