Landmark records for Boston runners

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Three members of Boston Community Runners took a trip to the Capital to take part in the London Landmarks half marathon on Sunday 7th April. It was organised by the baby charity Tommy's and as the name of the race suggests, it was all about visiting many of the city landmarks on a winding, traffic free route. It is a more relaxed race than the famous London Marathon and many competitors were taking souvenir selfies as they passed the many well known buildings.

Starting at Pall Mall, the route took runners across the city, passing iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Bank of England, Tower Bridge, Shard and the London Eye. They even crossed the Thames twice and the finish line itself was at Downing Street.

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The whole event had a party atmosphere with the route adorned with musical performances, DJs, dancers, charity cheer stations and so much more for the runners. Louise Clayton, Claire Corney and Fiona Wrisberg were amongst the 19,000 runners taking part and all three thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Louise was the first of the three back and she finished in a closely predicted 2.33.57 which included the sight-seeing! Claire was next back, in her first Half Marathon and in doing so recorded a PB time for the distance. A time of 2.48.41 left her with a huge smile. Third back for the club and also running a PB time for a Half Marathon was Fiona who managed to raise over £1000 for the Blue Cross Charity. Fiona finished in 3.13.12.

Claire on her way to the finishClaire on her way to the finish
Claire on her way to the finish

Boston Community Runners are a running club for all abilities and distances. They also offer a RunWalkRun group and a Walking with Purpose group. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at about 6.50pm for a 7pm start from Peter Paine on Rosebery Avenue. You'll find many at Saturday parkruns and members also arrange weekend social runs. For further information about the club and it's activities visit or search Boston Community Runners on Facebook.

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