Runners triumph in virtual Marathon

Two St Michael's runners completed the London Marathon on 4 October.  The unique and inclusive event allowed runners to take part from anywhere.  Unfortunately, our two runners were in the South East of England where it was cold and soggy all day - but they made it! 

Rush, pictured above, said:

"Tough day running in the rain and wind. I did my run [aka 26 mile marathon...] around Warlingham and Woldingham. It's petty hilly but does reward you with some lovely views of  Surrey hills. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a particularly nice day for running. But I'm so glad I got another for St Michael's." 

Rush has run the London Marathon for St Michael's every year since 2006, and the year of the pandemic was no exception!

Helen told us: 

"The weather was not very kind to us yesterday at all was it?! I completed the marathon in Walton on Thames on the towpath by the river and as time went on the puddles grew larger and deeper; there was no avoiding them so by the end we were all very wet and muddy...  Not my best time but given the conditions I'm happy enough with it!  Sorry I have no photos as it was too cold and wet!"

If you'd like to support Rush and Helen's fundraising for St Michael's, please donate here. 

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