London Marathon Report

Report by Mark Sluman

London Marathon 2013Six Dover Road Runners entered Sunday’s prestigious London Marathon and all completed the course in excellent times despite the very warm conditions which affected all runners in the latter part of the race.

Leela Osborne, running her second Marathon in just two weeks, again put in a superb run and, as in the Paris Marathon, achieved a brilliant sub 4 hour result finishing in 3 hrs 58 mins. The next DRR to cross the finishing line was Jason Parker in 4 hrs 35mins and just outside of his PB.

Phil Coleman and Mandy Kennett had likewise struggled with injury problems earlier in the year but showed their mental and physical strength by both completing the course in just over five hours. Andy Taylor completed the line up finishing in 5 hrs 51 minutes.

After suffering injury in 2012, Club President Sylvia Barrett had a fine run achieving her best recent Marathon time of 4hrs 39mins.

Including Sundays race, Dover Road Runner members have now completed twenty seven marathons in the past three weeks!


Leela Osborne (club place) 3.58
Jason Parker 4.35
Sylvia Barrett 4.39
Phil Coleman 5.12
Mandy Kennett 5.18
Andy Taylor 5.51

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