Fenland runners tackle landmarks event
Members of Fenland Running Club took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon.
The event, which twists and turns through both the city of London and Westminster, was particularly special this year, with the aim to celebrate and commemorate the Covid pandemic, which saw the nation come together. The race included themed miles for key workers, a clap for carers bridge and a memory mile with the Bow Bells ringing in dedication to those who lost their lives.
The half marathon is a mammoth fundraising event with charity cheer stations positioned along the course for an impressive 220 different causes.
After enjoying spectacular views including Big Ben, The Gherkin, Nelson’s Column, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard, the first Fenland member to make it to the finish was Rod Sinnott with a time of 01:33:43. Rod ran for the Pituitary Foundation with friend Lee Johnson.
The first female to cross the line was Jane Clarke in 01:49:25, proudly wearing the charity vest of the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, where she works as a nurse. Jane was 24th place in her age category out of 5,690 runners! This was another huge achievement after already smashing a 100 mile bike ride, the Virtual Edinburgh Half marathon and the Sublime Peterborough Marathon so far this year, ahead of the biggie in October, the Virgin London Marathon, raising £1,275 so far.
Crossing the line hand in hand were Rachael Nichols and Ade Mills with a chip time of 2:07:34, who ran together for the organiser and official charity partner Tommy’s, the UK’s leading pregnancy charity.
The current total raised for charity at this year’s London Landmarks Half Marathon event is £4,215,319 and counting!