Athletics: Saffron Striders enjoy London Marathon challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:34 30 April 2019

Saffron Striders Jason Coles at the London Marathon

Saffron Striders Jason Coles at the London Marathon


After months of jogging in the cold, ran and fog of winter, Saffron Striders enjoyed a warm spring day at the London Marathon.

Iain Henley led their group home in a fine two hours 59 minutes, with Sara Switzer next to finish in 3:22.

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Martin Green (3:29), Tim McMahon (3:36), Helen Howard (4:04), Lisa Plumb (4:35), Jason Coles (4:49) and Ben Thapa (4:57) also completed the iconic route through the capital, as months of hard work was rewarded with the thrill of finishing the 26.2-mile race on The Mall.

Collectively, the Striders raised thousands of pounds for charities and can now look forward to a well-earned rest.

Saffron Striders meet outside the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre every Tuesday evening at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. All abilities welcome.

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