Sun 28 April 2019
This year’s London Marathon saw seven Preston Harriers make the journey to the capital to take part in the 39th London marathon. The weather was much cooler and kinder than last year’s record breaking 23.2°C. The atmosphere and support from the crowds lining the streets of London lived up to its reputation. The crowds were amazing, their encouragement kept the runners going especially in the last few miles. The London marathon route navigates through London following the River Thames passing landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, Houses of Parliament. Running over Tower Bridge, often a runner’s favourite, at the halfway mark was breathtaking. The first male Preston Harrier to cross the finish line was Chris Wales in a time of 2:54:40, followed by Craig McDougall recording a personal best of 3:47:52. Next home and first Preston Harrier lady was Sue Wickham finishing in 4:42:40 following shortly after was Julie Tyrer recording a personal best of 4: 47: 52. Danny Higgins followed in a time of 4:55:14. Completing the line up for the Preston Harriers were Helen Boyer with a time of 5:27:46 and Kari Edwards recording a time of 5:53:09.