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London Marathon 2019

08/05/2019

Dumfries Running Club’s Skye Sarahs and Stuart Gillespie took part in this year’s London Marathon.

The course takes runners around some of the city’s most famous sites, with tens of thousands of runners starting at Greenwich Park and heading for Cutty Sark. That is followed by a run across Tower Bridge towards the Docklands area, back along the Embankment and past Big Ben before on to the finishing straight on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

This was a first marathon for both Skye and Stuart and they were aiming to enjoy every moment.

After a late start from Greenwich, Skye settled into a comfortable pace. The congested course and the sea of colourful and costumed runners ahead put into perspective the scale of this big city event.

The miles flew by due to the thousands of cheering spectators, motivational music and iconic London landmarks. The atmosphere on Tower Bridge was exhilarating and Skye reached half way in two hours 14 minutes. With Buckingham Palace in sight, she felt relaxed and strong and the final straight down The Mall was a celebrating of all the hard work that goes in to the training process. Smiling, Skye crossed the finish line in four hours 44.Having thoroughly enjoyed the experience, she is hoping to continue with long-distance running and working towards new goals.

Stuart maintained a steady pace in the first half of the race as he settled in and got used to the number of other runners. His pace increased along with the crowds – with one particular spectator excitedly shouting “The Doonhamers” when he saw his club shirt – and his final mile was far quicker than anything else he’d managed. He was delighted to cross the line in three hours 42 minutes 11 seconds, well under his target time – and also quicker than the runner dressed as Big Ben who had a few problems with the finish line. For a first marathon experience he couldn’t have asked for much better thanks to his time, the fantastic crowds and almost perfect running conditions.

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