Scilly Well Represented In London Marathon

Martin Douglas

Martin Douglas

Scilly was well represented at yesterday’s London Marathon.

50-year-old race veteran Martin Douglas improved on his 2014 time by 10 seconds. He crossed the line yesterday in 3 hours 28 minutes and 4 seconds.

Last year Martin ran the New York event and just two weeks ago he completed the Paris Marathon.

Martin says he may seem biased but London is “definitely the best for atmosphere.”

He’s been raising cash for Children with Cancer and has already brought in £1,500. Martin is hoping a raffle being drawn in July will push that total above £2,000.

Bryony Lishman also enjoyed the sprit of the London event as she completed her first marathon in the city. She’s run marathons in Cornwall and on Tresco previously.

Bryony entered to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and, with gift aid, has made over £3,000 for the charity. She finished the course in 4 hours and 13 minutes.

Two former Tresco locals took part. Pete Marshall, who used to arrange the Tresco Marathon and Triathlon, ran for a tuberculosis charity and finished in 4 hours and 33 minutes. Kirsty Christopher finished her fundraising run in 4 hours 29 minutes. She ran in memory of her uncle Bruce who died from pancreatic cancer.