Five Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) joined the thousands taking to the streets of London to be part of this year’s London Marathon. As is often the way with London, following a winter of training in the wet and cold Marathon day turned out to be very hot with runners of all abilities struggling in the heat.
The five Bats taking part were all running the event for the first time. First Bat home was Sarah Burns who ran a great time of 3.02.00. Next home was Toby Rankin who was running his second marathon. Toby was running to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders and ran a distance personal best. The next home were husband and wife team Mike and Heather Smith who were running to raise money for the befriending service provided by TASS in Tavistock. Leisa Copper was the final Bat home.
Team Bat – London Marathon 2014 are pictured (left to right) Toby Rankin 4.23.50, Mike and Heather Smith 4.54.59. Not pictured Sarah 3.02.00 and Leisa Copper 5.02.54.