Twenty Harpenden Arrows finish London Marathon despite intense heat

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 April 2018

Harpenden Arrows' Nigel Douglas, Claire Price, Graham Halkyard, Ammon Piepgrass and Patrick McGuinness before the start of the London Marathon.

Harpenden Arrows' Nigel Douglas, Claire Price, Graham Halkyard, Ammon Piepgrass and Patrick McGuinness before the start of the London Marathon.

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Twenty runners from Harpenden Arrows completed the London Marathon at the weekend in record temperatures.

Harpenden Arrows' James Chasen (left) and Alex Smith (centre) before the start of the London Marathon.Harpenden Arrows' James Chasen (left) and Alex Smith (centre) before the start of the London Marathon.

James Chasen was the first of the Arrows home in a tremendous time of two hours 58 minutes 10 seconds followed by Patrick McGuinness in 3:04:19.

Four of the finishers had already completed marathons the previous week including Alex Smith, who after running 3:03 in the cold and wet conditions of the Boston Marathon on Monday, finished in 3:16:49.

Ammon Piepgrass clocked 3:07:44 having run 2:58 in Brighton last week.

It was a big day out for the Arrows, with a further 20 members turning out to support, many of them at a regular spot near Blackfriars bridge at 24 miles, and others in Canary Wharf.

Harpenden Arrows' support team prepare to head to the London Marathon.Harpenden Arrows' support team prepare to head to the London Marathon.

Chasen said: “There was immense Arrows support. I saw all of them about the course in great numbers and it made a massive difference.”

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