When London Called ... VMLM 2014


The headlines talked of Mo Farah “failing” – which we disagree with! – but our own Sherfield Park Runners VMLM story is very different.  We are a success – we did it!

When London called for 5 Sherfield Park Runners, they answered in the only way that they know how.  100% success.  Amy Sinfield, Ben Eason, Nick Taylor, Richard Williams and Sam Warren all proudly ran in the Virgin Money London Marathon and all 5 got personal best times for the London course.

With the London Marathon being a little earlier this year, training plans had started back in December and with heavy floods and rain over the early months of the year training had been tough.  But the steely determination of all 5 meant that they all made it to the start line – the hard part!

On race day itself the sun came out and in temperatures that soared over 20 degrees Celsius there was no let up.  Whilst it was hard going out in the field it also bought out supporters in their droves and the spirit of London drove our runners on.  A big, big congratulations to all of our runners.

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3 London first timers all recorded great finish times;

  • Sam Warren – 5:02:13
  • Amy Sinfield – 4:32:24
  • Richard Williams (battling through injury) – 4:24:38

With new personal best times for our London Marathon regulars;

  • Nick Taylor – 4:05:25 – a PB by over 52 mins on his 2012 marathon
  • Ben Eason – 3:35:32 – a PB by over 6 mins on his 2012 marathon

A great day, a proud day and a day to celebrate success for all of our London Marathon runners. Our first London marathon outing as a club, certainly won't be our last.

Race report written by
Ben Eason