Every year the club gets 2 spots for the Virgin London Marathon. All KAC members are invited to apply with an application for why they should be picked.
There were 3 applicants in 2019, the lucky two were Ella Scott and Nic Wiseman, these were there applications:
If I were to gain a place, I would raise money for MS to help Duncan and Yvonne Booth who are big volunteers at junior Parkrun.
Oh I did 4:07 in my last marathon and would be aiming for sub-4 at London.
Hope that’s ok, Nic
I fulfil the criteria of applying unsuccessfully by direct ballot; have never had a club entry; and contribute to the club by marshalling several times a year, sitting on the committee, and leading the Wednesday Girls group.
Since “discovering” running and completing Couch to 5k in October 2012, I watch in awe each April as people of all abilities complete the VLM. I get so caught up in the atmosphere that I enter the ballot and then spend several months stressing in case I get a place as it would take me SO far out of my Keswick comfort zone. This year however, was different – I’ve trained hard, completed my first marathon at Kielder, and am working even harder on my positive mental attitude – starting with the giant leap of applying for a club place which I previously haven’t felt worthy of!
If I was to be successful, the VLM would be a great chance to attempt the Club road standards . . . and I certainly never thought I’d utter those words!!
Many thanks for your consideration,