Marathon Men!

By Ian Townsend

A number of our Isthmian players and managers were competitors in yesterday's London Marathon. Here are some congratulatory shout outs!

Every year more and more of our Isthmians decide that slogging through two or three matches a week is not enough exercise- and that they also want to run twenty six miles when they have a day off! The London Marathon yesterday had rather a considerable Isthmian presence- and here are a few congratulatory shout outs.

  • Wroxham duo Travis Dodsworth and Ryan Miles (pictured) completed the distance in three hours and thirty seven minutes/ four hours and one minutes respectively.
  • Bury Town Assistant boss Paul Musgrove raised lots of money for the Lords Taverners whilst completing the distance in three hours and fifty eight minutes. He's still collecting, and you can donate here.
  • Bowers and Pitsea's Ben Williamson finished the run in four hours and eleven minutes- and also picked up the Committee Player of The Year and Managers Player of The Year Awards from his club. Given he played ninety minutes against Walthamstow on Saturday we suspect he should do an Iron Man even next!
  • Cray Wanderers George Porter completed the race in a particularly impressive three hours and twenty nine minutes!
  • Pitching In South Central title winner Callum Mcallister finished the course in four hours and two minutes, which was perhaps why he was allowed to rest on the bench as his side defeated Sutton Common Rovers on Saturday.
  • Westfield coach Dave Powell crossed the line on five hours and seven minutes.
  • Ramsgate defender Craig Stone followed ninety minutes in victory at Chichester City on Saturday by defeating his latest obstacle, time unknown- but he would still be grateful for charity donations, here.
  • Ashford United's Max Walsh missed Saturday's match, and perhaps having a little rest helped, as he completed the course in a very impressive three hours and seventeen minutes and raised lots of money for Mencap along the way.
  • Brentwood Town's John Guyton- a seasoned marathon runner- completed the course in three hours and fifty six minutes, and is still raising money for Children with Cancer UK, so you can head here to donate.
  • Sam Cornish of Hashtag United also pounded the pavements. Sam was running in memory of his grandad and raising money for a local hospice, and whilst we don't have his time we do have his donation link- here.
  • Finally, former Bowers and Pitsea boss Rob Small completed the distance in five hours and forty minutes and raised lots of money for IPSEA.

Well done to you all! And if we've missed anyone from this roll of honour, please let us know.

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