London Marathon 2016

London Marathon 2016

Blog
The Boss - aka Lee Dawson, was one of the NINE Poplar runners who took on the London Marathon this year... Amazing performances again by our runners. A few words from our emotional Boss follows... On the Saturday a team of us travelled down London to start our London marathon journeys, first up is the visit to the excel centre to collect our running numbers, this place is heaving with runners and supporters, lots of advertising stalls and promotions. Time spend in the excel is more time on the feet which is never good prep for such a big race, but needs to be done. The rest of the day was filled up with booking into the hotel, food and rest. Race day, I was up at 6am so decided…
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Manchester Marathon 2016

Manchester Marathon 2016

Race Report
This year the Pops have gone marathon-mad! Andy Grant shares his race report from Manchester, where a total of 6 Poplar runners completed the 26.2 miles. Hopefully this will help inspire the runners in London tomorrow. Thanks for the blog Andy, and well done to Russell Clarke, Stuart Carrs, Rebecca Lovell, Helen Gavin, Phillip Elliot, and friends in Sileby Running Club. In 2015 I’d run the Manchester marathon in a time of 3:43:46 (remember the 46 seconds, they’re important!!). I finished strong and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the whole event; therefore decided to enter again for 2016. My enthusiasm rubbed off and I managed to encourage my wife Heather and 4 other ladies of Sileby Running Club to sign up for their first marathon (they raised money for a…
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