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London Marathon

Each year over the winter period, you will find club runners ‘training for London’. Whether you are the club marathon record holder David Rigby (2:24:47, Chester 2015) or hoping for a time of 6+ hours, you will find another runner to share those long Sunday morning runs in January and February.


Club coaches are always willing to give you help on training schedules and advice on how to stay injury free in your build up to ‘London’. Preston Harriers is the place where you can achieve your London Marathon goal.

London Marathon club place


Each England Athletics club is guaranteed a number of places for the London Marathon. If you have already applied for and had your entry rejected (keep your rejection letter), club members can apply for a club place. All applications need to be received usually by the end of November and must include confirmation that you were a member at the time you applied for the ballot and are still a current member. Priority will be given to those runners who have actively contributed to the club (coaching, marshalling, organising etc) in the last 2 years.  If the above criteria have been met equally by more applicants than available places, then a draw will decide successful applicants.

If you wish to apply for a club place for the next London Marathon (details below), please contact, Endurance committee representative Kari Edwards

London Marathon 2021


The race will be held on 3rd October 2021. The club has been allocated 2 places for this race. Members can apply for a club place by contacting the Endurance committee representative Kari Edwards. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 May 2021.
To qualify for a club place you will need to have entered the 2021 ballot which was only open from 4 October to 9 October 2020 and been a fully paid up member of Preston Harriers at that time and still be a member now.