Richmond Youngsters put their best foot forward in the London Marathon

Release Date: 28 April 2017

While 40,000 runners were taking part in the London Marathon last weekend, 34 young athletes from Richmond were running the last 5km of the course as part of the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon.

The young marathon runners started the race at Old Billingsgate, running along the Embankment, past Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and finishing on the Mall.


The athletes representing Richmond upon Thames were aged between 11 and 17 years old and they either live or go to school in the borough. They were competing against hundreds of other youngsters from across the capital.


Nearly all of the local athletes set personal best times and the combination of individual results secured the Richmond Team with an overall 5th place in the event.


Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council’s Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:


“It is very exciting to see so many young Richmond Athletes involved in such a large competition. We are very proud of our young athletes for this achievement and hope to see them competing in upcoming events”.


Age Category Team results

  • U13 boys – 6th
  • U13 girls – 17th
  • U15 boys – 7th
  • U15 girls – 3rd
  • U17 boys – 2nd
  • U17 girls – 14th

Notes for editors

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Reference: P196/17

Updated: 28 April 2017