Peter Trainor recently got in touch with Trudy, our KAC secretary in 2020… “I ran as a Keswick member in first London Marathon on 29 March 1981 and finished in 651st position in the time of 2:47:20. (Photo attached)” (If…
The London Marathon (currently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.
Map of the course as of 2019* (*it may change so check each year)
Keswick Athletic Club is an affiliated England Athletics club so we are given 2 spots every year. All KAC members can apply for these spots and the committee picks candidates by assessing the following criteria:
- Runners should be 1st claim KAC and run in a KAC vest
- Members who have tried (unsuccessfully) to apply directly for an entry via the ballot
- Members who have not had a club entry or run the London Marathon before
- Members who make a significant voluntary contribution to the club – eg as a race organiser or committee member
Below is a list of everyone in the club that has run the London Marathon, whether a Club, Ballot, Charity or GFA* entry.
Results from 1981 – 2008 are not available on the London Marathon website so if you would like to have yours added, send an email to the Club Secretary with your name, the year you ran and time.
From 2009 to current, results are listed below and on the London Marathon website HERE.
If you have a photo and would like to have it included, email the Webmaster.
*GFA = Good For Age