St Mary’s Man Beats Previous Best In London Marathon

Martin Douglas

Martin Douglas

Ten years after his last London Marathon run, St Mary’s man Martin Douglas has shaved seven minutes of his previous time.

Martin completed the 26-mile challenge in 3 hours 28 minutes and 13 seconds.

And the 49-year-old runner joked that he’ll be able to do it in 3 hours by the time he is 80.

Martin says he paced himself more this time, but the hardest part of the run was at the 20th mile around Canary Wharf, and the heat.

He’s been raising cash for the Children’s Hospice in Cornwall and hopes to have raised around £800 in total.

Martin says the support from the crowds was amazing and feels it’s definitely the best marathon in the world.

He wants to enter the London event for a third time and intends to run the New York marathon this autumn.



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