It was hot, it was crowded, it was fast – but both Amy Day and Sam Rose finished their London Marathon races today under these tougher conditions. Sam who was running on the free Bridport Runners’ Club place completed the 26.2 miles in 3 hrs. 51 min. 40 sec. Amy achieved a time of 3:56:35 and managed to get under 4 hours for the first time in London. It was the third appearance in London for both Sam and Amy; find all London marathon results here.
More than 41,000 runners had started in the 38th edition of the prestigious event which was predicted to be one of the hottest London Marathons ever. “I think it was more like 25 than 23 degrees, and there were people collapsing all over the place!”, Sam said afterwards.
Amy agrees, writing on her Facebook page: “I had a plan A and a plan B and then a plan C if everything went badly wrong! At 9.30am Sunday morning I chose plan B, the safer option and I am so glad I did, today was not a day to take risks or go out too fast.”
Not only did both Amy and Sam Despite endure a tough training programme but they also raised money for charities: Amy for Macmillan cancer support and Sam for MHE and Me UK. Their sponsoring pages are still open for donations. Well done to both athletes and congratulations to your achievements!