On Sunday 26th April around 40,000 people were due to run the London Marathon, including a record number of Old Cranleighans with (at the last count) 23 taking part. The Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the event until October. It is hoped that the majority, if not all, those entered for April will still be running, even if their training may be slightly reined in during the lockdown.
The biggest year group represented are the 2017 leavers with seven of them, who are all at university, participating. Four are running for the same charity – the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation – with Lewis Bedford leading the way. He ran the 2017 Marathon while in the Upper VIth and to add spice to his second outing he will be running in ranger boots. The 2017 runners also includes the youngest participant; Ellie Williamson is 20 (and only two days younger than Angus Dahl). The oldest runner is 64-year-old David Hunt.
Gregor McIntyre’s marathon is part of a three-leg campaign which started with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and will end with him cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats later in the year. He is raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Jake Andrews.
Please take a moment to see if anyone you know is running and, if so, give them a donation. If anyone knows of anyone else taking part, please let us know here.
Lewis Bedford (Cubitt 2017) – David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Stuart Bennett (East 1990)
Olivia Burgon (West 2013) – The Icarus Trust / Mind
Tom Chesterman (North 2017) – The PSP Association
Sam Dickson (North 2017) – David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Angus Dahl (North 2017) – David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Laura Ebbs (Bryett 2&3 South 1997)
Ali Griffiths () – Alzheimer’s Research UK
Ali Hills (Loveday 2013) – Battersea
Daniel Horn (2 North 2000)
David Hunt (West 1973) – The Mental Health Foundation in memory of his daughter Philly
Harvey Jackson (East 2014) – Sarcoma UK
Alex Lewis (Loveday 2004) – MacMillan Cancer Support
Gregor McIntyre (Cubitt 2016) – Teenage Cancer Trust
Amy Mitchell (South 2017) – Macmillan Cancer Support
Oli Robson (Loveday 2005) – Alzheimer’s Research UK
Jono Robson (Loveday 2006) – Alzheimer’s Research UK
Edward Rodney-Smith (1 North 1990) – Shooting Star Children’s Hospice
Harriet Ruddell (West 2009) – Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Abi Sasha (West 2013) – Retina UK
Jemima Stephenson (South 2017) – David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Louis Strover (West 1985) – Stroke Association
Ellie Williamson (South 2017)- Multiple Sclerosis Trust