Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners defy the rain to complete the virtual London Marathon

Szabina Nemeth and Louise Garrett of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Szabina Nemeth and Louise Garrett of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Like thousands across the country Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners braved the wet weather to tackle the virtual London Marathon.

Lee Prowse of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Lee Prowse of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

The mass participants were not at this year’s event but instead were running courses closer to home, and in their numbers too.

Hannah McIlvenna of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Hannah McIlvenna of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Hannah Mcllvenna and Gillian Robertson ran together, finishing in under four hours, with the latter raising £500 for Children with Cancer.

Gillian Robertson of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Gillian Robertson of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Hayley Smith also got inside the four-hour mark and Heidi Shubrook completed it dressed as a bee.

Hayley Smith of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Hayley Smith of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Luke Mcllvenna went off road as did Lee Prowse who roped in a couple of friends to keep him company.

Heidi Shubrook of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Heidi Shubrook of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant


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Louise Garrett and Szabina Nemeth were debutants at the distance and Kath Birks completed her run despite a fall after just two miles.

Luke McIlvenna of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon.

Luke McIlvenna of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners running the virtual 2020 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Rosalind McKenna meanwhile opted to walk it after falling pregnant at the same time as getting her first ballot place.

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