London Marathon 23 April 2017

 
Chris Greenwood at 19 miles                                John Foss, Marathon 1st 55


Charles Lound (Dulwich) 1742 

Photos from Jeremy Hemming
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Over 30 VAC members completed the Marathon in ideal cool and dry weather conditions. Thomas Payn (M35) once again led the way in a super-fast time of 2:22:19 to place 13th of all the non-elite men. VAC cross country champion, Richard Mcdowell (M35) was next for VAC, setting a PB of 2:35:17. Nine VAC men went under three hours with some fine placings by Andrew Mitchell (M45), Stuart Fraser (M50) and Len Reilly (M55) in the top 20 for their age groups.

The first three VAC women posted times within two minutes of each other. Ange Norris set a PB of 3:08:29 to place a magnificent 3rd in the W55 age group. Fiona Russell’s 3:09:07 put her 9th W45 and Susanna Harrison was 5th W50 in 3:10:14. For the W60s, Avril Riddell was a fine 10th in 3:48:18.

VAC’s walkers were represented by Dave Hoben whose time of 5:54:03 was faster than last year’s and comfortably below 6 hours.  

Special congratulations go to Bill O’Connor who is one of the 11 remaining London Marathon “Ever-Presents”. He kept up his amazing record and competed for the 37th time, completing the course in 5:30:48.

The VAC members’ results, below, have been compiled by scanning the Virgin Money London Marathon results website. Inevitably, we are bound to have missed some members. Apologies if you are not included. Please let me (Maggie at entries@vetsac.org.uk ) know your placings, and I will amend the list. I have included several VAC members whose subscriptions expired on 31 March. If you are one of them, please renew as soon as possible.

VAC Members at the Virgin Money London Marathon: 23 April 2017
Name Time Age Group Age Grp Pos. First claim club
Thomas Payn 2:22:19 M18-39 13 Run Dem Crew
Richard Mcdowell 2:35:17 M18-39 123 Hercules Wimbledon
Andrew Mitchell 2:41:08 M45 15 Thames Valley Harriers
Stuart Beaney 2:42:07 M40 64 Kent AC
Steve Davies 2:44:17 M45 24 Dulwich Runners
Stuart Fraser 2:46:13 M50 20 Hercules Wimbledon
Paul Holloway 2:53:28 M45 94 Ilford AC
Martin Shore 2:58:15 M40 361 Thames Hare & Hounds
Len Reilly 2:59:11 M55 18 Kent AC
Ange Norris 3:08:29 W55 3 Dulwich Runners
Fiona Russell 3:09:07 W45 9 Mornington Chasers
Susanna Harrison 3:10:14 W50 5 Guildford & Godalming
Steve Smythe 3:13:45 M50 77 Dulwich Runners
Richard Tweddle 3:14:47 M55 88 VAC
Ebe Prill 3:21:43 M50 435 Dulwich Runners
Neil Crisp 3:21:45 M50 436 Ilford AC
Kate Williams 3:21:48 W50 25 Kent AC
Colin Brett 3:26:50 M50 498 Ranelagh Harriers
Victoria Carter 3:26:53 W45 74 Thames Valley Harriers
Andrew Simms 3:34:38 M50 618 Herne Hill Harriers
Doris Gaga 3:36:41 W50 75 Ilford AC
Steve Clancey 3:36:43 M45 1001 South London Harriers
Steve Vincent 3:39:37 M45 1068 South London Harriers
Dennis Briggs 3:42:43 M40 1504 Ilford AC
Avril Riddell 3:48:18 W60 10 Mornington Chasers
Pippa Major 3:50:19 W50 161 South London Harriers
Caroline Helder 3:55:42 W55 75 Wimbledon Windmilers
Nichola Atkins 3:56:12 W50 241 Kingston & Poly
John Carter 4:42:12 M70+ 62 Wimbledon Windmilers
Bill O'Connor 5:30:48 M70+ 117 Queens Park
Dave Hoben (walker) 5:54:03 M60 513 Surrey Walking Club

London Marathon 24 April 2016


VLM, mass nearing 19 MIles at 12.45

 
Paul Cheetham Andy Murray has 7 miles to go

 
David Symons (THH) was 25th M45 in 2:42:08 Thomas Payn (Run Fast) was 5th M35 in 2:21:20 was fastest VAC no doubt

Photos from Jeremy Hemming

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VAC Members at the Virgin London Marathon: 24 April 2016

At least 34 VAC members took to the streets of London in the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. Our fastest was Thomas Payn (M35), the recent BMAF 10k champion, who set a magnificent time of 2:21:20. VAC cross country champion, Paul Cheetham, getting faster every year, was next for VAC, setting a PB of 2:34:05, taking a very good 20th position in the M40 age group. David Symons was the third VAC-placer, running 2:42:08 to achieve 25th place in the very competitive M45 age group.  

For the women, Clare Elms set a new PB of 2:53:52 to head the W50 age group, and take a remarkable 31st place in the whole women’s field. Well done to Victoria Buck (W40), Susanna Harrison (W50), Pippa Major (W50), Lynn Wilson (W55) and Ann Bath (W65) who all achieved top 50 age group placings.  

VAC’s walkers were ably represented by John Ralph and Dave Hoben.  

Special congratulations go to Bill O’Connor who is one of the 12 remaining London Marathon “Ever-Presents”. Happily, he kept up his fantastic record and competed for the 36th time, completing the course in 5:18:35.  

The VAC members’ results, below, have been compiled by scanning the Virgin London Marathon results website. Inevitably, we are bound to have missed some members. Apologies if you are not included. Please let me (entries@vetsac.org.uk) know your placings, and I will amend the list.

VAC Members at the Virgin London Marathon: 24 April 2016
Name Time Age Group Age Grp Pos. First claim club
Thomas Payn 2:21:20 M18-39 5 Run Fast
Paul Cheetham 2:34:05 M40 20 Stragglers RC
David Symons 2:42:08 M45 25 Thames Hare & Hounds
Steve Davies 2:48:23 M45 54 Dulwich Runners
Clare Elms 2:53:52 W50 1 Dulwich Runners
Ebe Prill 3:00:23 M50 120 Dulwich Runners
Tom Cheetham 3:05:08 M45 334 Hercules Wimbledon
Victoria Buck 3:07:36 W40 31 Kent AC
Susanna Harrison 3:11:25 W50 9 Guildford & Godalming
Steve Smythe 3:11:52 M55 67 Dulwich Runners
Neil Crisp 3:12:12 M50 257 Ilford AC
Gideon Franklin 3:15:21 M50 315 Dulwich Runners
Richard Tweddle 3:19:11 M50 392 VAC
Mark Cawood 3:20:59 M45 716 SLH
Rebecca Coomber 3:21:00 W40 102 Holland Sports AC
Robin Dow 3:22:50 M40 982 SLH
Pippa Major 3:29:22 W50 45 SLH
Maureen Noel 3:38:03 W50 92 Belgrave Harriers
Lynn Wilson 3:42:10 W55 26 Ealing Southall & Midd.
Steve Clancey 3:44:08 M45 1189 SLH
Gerry Smith 3:47:00 est M65 35 est Epsom & Ewell
Victoria Carter 3:47:19 W40 438 Thames Valley Harriers
Andy Murray 3:51:49 M60 130 Dulwich Runners
Heather Martingell 4:00:03 W50 286 Ranelagh Harriers
Barry Attwell 4:03:56 M60 181 SLH
Ellie Brown 4:04:59 W45 451 Kent AC
Julia Galea 4:18:30 W60 60 Ilford AC
Martin Garrett 4:20:25 M60 229 Sudbury Court RC
Ann Bath 4:23:30 W65 20 26.2 Road Runners
Nicola Chester 4:48:50 W18-39 4721 Ilford AC
John Ralph (walker) 4:57:14 M55 798 Enfield
Dennis Williams 5:04:01 M70+ 75 Hercules Wimbledon
Bill O'Connor 5:18:35 M70+ 87 Queens Park Harriers
Dave Hoben (walker) 6:01:47 M60 476 VAC


London Marathon 26 April 2015


Clare Elms (498) at Docklands


Alexander Hamilton M40

Above photos by Jeremy Hemming

M40 22 Paul Cheetham (Barnes Runners) 2:36:33
  35 Alex Hamilton(BMH) 2:38:11
M50 63 Leonard Reilly(Kent) 2:56.45
  168 Richard Tweddle (VAC) 3:08:41
M55 70 Stephen Smythe(Dul) 3:14:37
  87 Keith Brown(Sutton) 3:17:04
M60 1 Paul Sanderson(G&G) 2:54:41
  72 Andy Murray(Dul) 3:34:47
  484 David Hoben (SWC) (walker) 5:52:43
M65 42 Maurice Sharp(HW) 3:48:11
  169 Dennis Williams(HW) 4:53:50
  228 William O'Connor(QPR) 5:43:26

W40 49 Victoria Carter(TVH) 3:13:23
W50 1 Clare Elms(Dul R) 2:55.26
  5 Susannah Harrison(G&G) 3:08:23
  54 Pippa Major(SLH) 3:32:38

 


London Marathon 13 April 2014

13 April 2014
Chris Greenwood (913) in Docklands


Ben Reynolds at Docklands

Above photos by Jeremy Hemming

London Marathon, Vac Placings as at 20 April

M40 1 Chris Greenwood(Kent AC) 2:27:59
M50 1 Ben Reynolds(THH) 2:33:53
M45 12 David Symons (THH) 2:41:14
M55 8 John Foss(SLH) 2:56:57
M65 2 Graham Ball(Windmilers) 3:14:07
M55 62 Steve Smyth(Dul R) 3:16:38
M55 89 Keith Brown(Sutton) 3:21:55
M60 28 Andy Murray(Dul R) 3:27:53
M60 71 Gerry Smith(E&E) 3:29:21
M50 637 Paul Browning (VAC) 3:48:23
M55 695 Steve Allen(Ilford) 5:12:04

W55 21 Andrea Sanders-Reece 3:42:38
W60 3 Jane Georghiou 3:49:10

 


London Marathon 21 April 2013

21 April 2013
At Canary Wharf: David Symons(24529)
 

Above photo by Jeremy Hemming

21 April 2013 21 April 2013
Bill O'connor Jeffrey Gordon

Above photos from Mike Peel

London Marathon, VAC Member's times 2013

Buzz Shephard(Dul R) 35 2:37:38
David Symons(THH) 40 2:41.14
Peter Lee(HW) 45 2:53:05
Damian Shirley(Highgate) 40 3:02:57
Susannah Harrison(Wok) W50 3:10:41
Steve Smythe(Dul R) 55 3:12:27
Belinda Tull(Reading RR) W40 3:25:07
Victoria Carter(Serp) W40 3:30:14
Ola Balme(Dul R) W45 3:31:23
Maurice Sharp(HW) 65 3:36:25
Paul Wignall(HW) 55 3:54:31
Steve Allen(Ilf) 55 5:13:15
Dennis Williams(VAC) 65 5:19:43
Bill O¹Connor(QPR) 65 5:32:48
Keith Seldon(Hill) 55 5:33:57
David EarL(VAC) 70 5:41:05
Richard Pitcairn-Knowles(S¹oaks) 70 6:31:39
Jeffrey Gordon(THH) 75 6:53:02
Mike Morfey(VAC) 65 7:12:55

Further claims to be added will be welcome; send to hemming@dircon.co.uk
Dated 22 April 2013

 


London Marathon 22 April 2012

2012 2012
The leaders charge past the Cutty Sark Len Reilly at Canary Wharf

Above photos by Jeremy Hemming

2012
Mike Peel at 6ish miles

London Marathon, VAC Member's times 2012

Andy Weir M40 2:31:51
Peter Lee M45 2:52:11
Len Reilly M50 2:42:56
Steve Smythe M54 2:59:13
David Smyth M55 3:12:30
Graham Ball M60 3:07:00
Mick Barlow 3:12:01
Marie Synnott-Wells W45 3:12:39
Andrew Murray 3:16:45
Pam Iannella W50 3:31:11
Pippa Major 3:27:24
Ola Balme 3:28:44
Belinda Tull 3:31:35
Liam O'Hare M60 3:36:08
Maureen Noel 3:38:01
Maurice Sharp 3:40:20
Andrea Sanders-Reece W55 3:39:45
Susan Lambert W70 4:05:18
Angela Bent 4:12:20
Jacqui Reid 4:14:15
Ian Richards 4:23:10
Peter Freeman 4:28:56
Martin Miller 4:35:30
Mike Peel M70 4:36:00
Francis Thomason 4:39:42
Steve Allen(Ilf) 5:00:57
Christopher Bent 5:01:50
Bill O'Connor M65 5:04:02
Dennis Williams 5:12:03
Jeffery Gordon M75 6:25:33
Lesley Young 6:29:05


Compiled by Jeremy Hemming, 10.5.12
hemming@dircon.co.uk



O'Connor (2nd left back row) & Peel (2nd right back row), are VAC members that have completed ALL
32 London Marathons. See www.everpresent.org.uk


London Marathon 17 April 2011


Ben Reynolds left

 
Susan Lambert, 1st W70
Photos by Jeremy Hemming

London Marathon times achieved by VAC members

Ben Reynolds 45 2d 2:31:50

Clare Elms W45 2d 2:55:11

Colin Oxlade M50 2:58:58

Marie Synott-Wells W50 3:09:46

Andy Murray M55 3:12:47

Graham Ball 60 3:14:05

Sarah Harrison W45 3:14:36

Lesley Whiley W50 3:16:10

Pam Iannella W55 3:29:57

Andrea Sanders-Reece W55 3:46:17

Susan Lambert W70 1st 4:03:46

Dennis Williams 65 5:15:06

Mike Peel 65 5:21:09

Bill O'Connor 65 5:22:27

David W. Earl 75 5:24:26 - his 10th and last?


Peel (left back row), O'Connor (3rd back row) are VAC members that have completed ALL 31 London Marathons. See www.everpresent.org.uk


London Marathon 25 April 2010


Peel (3rd left back row), Gordon (last on right), O'Connor (4th) are VAC members that have completed ALL 30 London Marathons. See www.everpresent.org.uk

M40 4 Andy Weir 2:29:30, 7 Len Reilly 2:40:15
M50 Steve Smythe 2:46:06, Chis Finill 2:52:05
M60 3 Liam O'Hare 2:59:49, Bill O'Connor 4:46:38
M65 Mike Peel 5:25:05
M70 6 Derek Earl 3:56:58, David Earl 4:49:13
M75 Jeffrey Gordon 5:06:26

W45 Clare Pauzers 3:11:23, Alison Brownhill 3:13:25
W60 1 Ros Tabor 3:24:05, 17 Margaret Moody 4:03:01
W65 6 Sue Lambert 4:05:44


London Marathon 26 April 2009


Steve Smythe Andrew Weir (876) at Canary Wharf


Peel (3rd left back row), Gordon (6th back row), O'Connor (5th front row) are VAC members that have completed ALL 29 London Marathons. See www.everpresent.org.uk

position pl.age no. name age club time
1 49 5 876 WEIR, ANDREW P (GBR) M40 THAMES HARE & HOUNDS 02:29:13
2 80 4 969 REYNOLDS, BENJAMIN B (GBR) M45 THAMES HARE & HOUNDS 02:33:06
3 369 7 892 SMYTHE, STEPHEN (GBR) M50 DULWICH RUNNERS 02:47:55
4 473 15 767 FINILL, CHRIS T (GBR) M50 HARROW AC 02:51:11
5 54 5 316 WHILEY, LESLEY (GBR) W45 READING ROADRUNNERS 03:02:12
6 1427 1 24404 NEWTON, PETER J (GBR) M65 CITY OF PORTSMOUTH AC 03:08:09
7 1919 37 32644 KELLY, TIM A (GBR) M55 VETERANS ATHLETIC CLUB 03:14:00
8 226 2 24760 DAVIES, JANE A (GBR) W60 EPSOM & EWELL HARRIERS 03:17:37
9 353 5 32397 RAYNER, MARION R (GBR) W55 WEST 4 HARRIERS 03:24:31
10 479 6 29833 GEORGHIOU, JANE (GBR) W55 FARNHAM RUNNERS 03:28:53
11 3645 260 26260 SARGENT, ROB (GBR) M50 VETERANS AC 03:30:01
12 1151 223 41549 LEBERL, MARIE JANE A (GBR) W40 Vet Ac 03:47:31
13   5 30276 BATH, ANN C (GBR) W60 26.2 RRC 03:49:21
14 16361 18 29486 THOMSON, ARTHUR G (GBR) M70 VETERANS AC 04:43:24
15 16641 87 28552 PEEL, MIKE (GBR) M65 BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY HARRIERS 04:45:08
16 16973 21 29408 EARL, DAVID W (GBR) M70 VETERANS ATHLETICS CLUB 04:47:06
17 17563 326 28547 O'CONNOR, WILLIAM J (GBR) M60 QUEENS PARK HARRIERS 04:50:43
18 19778 12 28554 GORDON, JEFFREY (GBR) M75 THAMES HARE AND HOUNDS 05:07:21
19 24066 194 26259 MORFEY, MICHAEL J (GBR) M65 VETERANS ATHLETIC CLUB 07:00:42


London Marathon 13 April 2008


Liz Hartney 1st w40 - Clare Pauzers sportingly moved over when the men leaders came up at 18M - Steve Smythe at canary wharf in rain


Peel (1st left back row), Gordon (2nd back row), O'Connor (5th back row) & Chris Finill (6th back row) are VAC members that have completed ALL 28 London Marathons. See www.everpresent.org.uk

Men
M35 Dan Pescod 3:01:21

M45 Chris Finill 2:48:18

M50 4 Steve Smythe 2:43:40

M60 3 Steve Badgery 2:59:38
Bill O'Conner 4:33:18
Dennis Williams 4:34:10

M65 Mike Peel 4:12:28

M75 3 Joe Cleverly 4:12:38
Jeffrey Gordon 4:46:41

Women
W35 Juliet Rowe 3:12:31

W40 1st Liz Hartney 2:49:24
16 Anna Critchlow 3:05:56

W45 4th Leslie Whiley 3:03:07
7 Clare Pauzers 3:07:42
13 Alison Brownhill 3:14:40
20 Julia Armstrong 3:20:52

W55 2nd Marion Rayner 3:20:12
4th Jane Georghiou 3:29:52

 


London Marathon 22 April 2007

Updated 16-05-07

Pos Age/pos Num Name Cat Club Time
265 15 599 » MR SMYTHE, STEPHEN J (GBR) M45 DULWICH RUNNERS 02:46:47
818 34 31338 » MR JACOBS, ROBERT E (GBR) M50 HERNE HILL HARR... 02:59:34
52 7 419 » MRS CRITCHLOW, ANNA E (GBR) W35 LONDON HEATHSIDE 02:59:43
917 10 29993 » DR BALL, GRAHAM (GBR) M55 WIMBLEDON WINDM... 03:01:28
110 16 244 » MRS SYNNOTT-WELLS, MARIE (GBR) W40 RANELAGH HARRIERS 03:08:25
112 17 335 » MRS HARRISON, SUSANNA J (GBR) W40 WOKING AC 03:08:40
4019 816 4941 » MR ROBERTS, ALAN F (GBR) M40 VALE OF AYLESBU... 03:36:20
701 4 285 » MRS RAYNER, MARION R (GBR) W55 WEST 4 HARRIERS 03:40:29
840 154 26089 » MISS NOEL, MAUREEN E (GBR) W40 BELGRAVE HARRIERS 03:44:40
6801 203 22494 » MR HILTON, CLIFFORD J (GBR) M55 VETERANS AC 03:55:14
1666 22 28552 » MS BATH, ANN C (GBR) W55 26.2 RRC 04:03:08
9225 128 51098 » MR O'CONNOR, WILLIAM J (GBR) M60 QUEENS PARK HAR... 04:10:21
12898 59 51103 » MR PEEL, MIKE (GBR) M65 BLACKHEATH & BR... 04:30:32
17942 50 28738 » MR EARL, DAVID W (GBR) M70 VETERANDS ATHLE... 05:00:41
20623 424 39731 » MR MORFEY, MICHAEL J (GBR) M60 VETERAN AC 05:22:40
20764 65 51106 » MR GORDON, JEFFREY (GBR) M70 THAMES HARE AND... 05:23:51
20814 427 25594 » MR WILLIAMS, DENNIS S (GBR) M60 HERCULES WIMBLE... 05:24:22
21945 470 25376 » MR BARTLETT, EDWIN H (GBR) M60 VETERANS AC 05:36:02
23046 83 29055 » MR NYE, JOHN (GBR) M70 HAVERING 90 05:53:40
24703 108 3559 » MR FAINT, RICHARD J (GBR) M70 VETERANS A/C 07:22:50

 


Anna Critchlow 2:59:34 at Cutty Sark, Susannah Harrison 3:08:40


Steve Smythe 2:46:47, Mike Peel finished his 27th London in 4:30:32

16-05-07
The first time I've done over 4 hours but it was not very nice in the heat, and as you know I don't run very much (about 300 miles last year but cycled 9500 miles) I raised over £1000 for Downs Syndrome Scotland in memory of my cousin who died age 27 playing rugby of sudden death syndrome, and leaves his sister who has Downs as an only child.

With such a low running mileage at least I never get injured.
Ann Bath


9-05-07
Alan Roberts has told us "For info I ran London my 23rd consecutive one (Vale of Aylesbury) improving on last year by a couple of minutes with a time of 3.36.20 (4022nd overall and 816th Vet 40)."
16-04-07
John Nye of Dagenham is running for Little Haven Children's Hospice.
"John will be running his 18th London Marathon this year in London for Little Haven¹s Children's Hospice. Every year he runs with a single red rose which he used to give to his wife who he lost 11 years ago. He now has a new partner and this year will be handing over his rose to her at the finish line."