What a strange year 2020 has been for running events. Yesterday the London Marathon took place, having been postponed from April. Only elite runners taking part around a tiny course with 19 laps. Heavy rain all day did little to raise the emotions and the traditional heavy spectator presence was missing, along with the usual 35000 mass entry runners.
While doubtless disappointed at missing the big race day, many entrants went out and ran a virtual marathon. Certainly there were a lot of runners wearing their marathon race numbers in Richmond Park. A great place to run but a very hilly circuit. Congratulations to all those that completed three laps of the park plus an additional 4.5 miles to make the full race distance. I hope you dried out afterwards in the warm glow of satisfaction for a marathon completed!