runners complete 'emotional' London Marathon
Burnham-On-Sea runners took part in an 'emotional' period of silence
at the London Marathon on Sunday (April 21st) to remember those
who died in last week's Boston Marathon bombings.
Nicholls, Jason Vickers and Alison Salvador - all from Burnham
Harriers Running Club - joined a 30-second period of silence at
the start of Sunday's marathon in memory of the US victims.
was really moving and emotional to join the silence and think
back to the terrible events that happened last week," Jason
three Burnham runners completed the 26 mile run itself with Sue,
67, completing it in an impressive time of three hours and 40
minutes, helping her to win her age category.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am really chuffed - it was a
wonderful surprise to come first in the female 65-69 year-olds
category with so many thousands of runners taking part in the
whole marathon. It was my best-ever time and I really enjoyed
it. I slowed down in the last six miles but I felt good."
Sue was also recently
named the UK's top female half-marathon runner in her age group.
Jason Vickers completed Sunday's marathon in a time of four hours
and 55 minutes - and said he found it tough. "It was a really
hot run and unfortunately my leg seized up half way round. I had
some treatment to get going again and was pleased with my finishing
time. I've decided that this is my last London Marathon - I'll
be concentrating on half marathons instead," he said.
Alison Salvador, also pictured, completed her marathon in a time
of four hours and 28 minutes which she was delighted with.
has raised over £3,000 towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society
by taking part in this year's event. Alison was running for CLIC
and Sue was running for Cancer Research.