Arena runners shine at the Virgin Money London Marathon


London Marathon day is the time it seems the whole world stops and takes in interest in running, be it cheering on friends and family, watching on the TV, or for some, taking on the streets of the capital. As the eyes of the world were on London, the eyes of an eager club member, fresh from high-fiving several thousand runners at the Red Start in Greenwich, were firmly focused on those streets in the search for Arena vests….and boy did our boys and girls not disappoint!


15 Arena 80 runners made it to the start line on a cool morning – ideal conditions for marathon running. Traditionally, as the runners head towards Canary Wharf on the last stage of the event, this is where the day, the miles and (in places) the heat can get to you. Someone forgot to tell the Arena folk as there were a number of noticeably strong looking runners that came into view there. Kudos to Al Silvester, Mark O’Gara, Dan Vaughan and Dorian Rogers as they stormed past the 18 mile point looking like runners on a mission! Tara Shanahan & Marcus Escott casually trotted past enjoying a full on conversation, before going on to record tremendous finishing times. A PB today too for Nicky “PB” Yeates, another whom passed looking relaxed and confident. Some of you were just too quick for these eyes to see but it was good to see Andrew Bargery, Joel Epstein and Stephen Johnson go past in the blink of an eyelid.

Role of Honour

Here are the official results from the Virgin Money London Marathon website:

Congratulations to everyone who took part! We might let you off track tomorrow!