Harlow’s London Marathon runners make final preparations as the big day looms

Athletics / Sun 14th Apr 2024 at 10:24am

THERE is just a week to go before the 44th running of the London Marathon.

We have been keeping up with a number of Harlow runners. We have asked them how training has been getting on?

Alan Honan: Places2Be

Alan is training hard. His last big run was around 18-20 miles. Now he has just got smaller runs before Sundays marathon.

He is excited and confident he will beat his personal best 

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Dan Boyce: Helen Rollason Charity

I was really stepping up the long runs but started to feel some pain around my left knee in early March. It hindered me and restricted how long I could run.

It was inflammation of the tendon around my knee. It was really holding me back and I was feeling the pain at around 6 / 7 mile so I had a steroid injection two weeks ago. 

This has really helped and I ran 18 miles on Saturday. I am in a much better place now after this and feeling confident. 

Fund raising for my charity Helen Rollason is going well and I am at 70% of my £2000 target; currently at £1416. 



Jordan Newborough: Children with Cancer Uk

We have smashed our original target of £2000 so I have upped the target to £2500 which I’m hoping to achieve before the big day!! 

I’m super looking forward to race day next week and I can’t wait to put all my hard work and training into action! 

I also want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported and donated to such a wonderful cause! The donations go such a long way. 

Thank you also for your support in sharing my charity page and journey so far. 



Victoria Martinez: St Clare Hospice

I’m 85% of my fundraising and have now completed my longest run 18 miles and now tapering.

I did the London Landmarks Half marathon last week and now eating well and getting excited and nervous for the day.


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