Frustration for OCs as London Marathon postponed

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