Twenty Harpenden Arrows finish London Marathon despite intense heat
PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 April 2018
Twenty runners from Harpenden Arrows completed the London Marathon at the weekend in record temperatures.
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.
Chasen said: “There was immense Arrows support. I saw all of them about the course in great numbers and it made a massive difference.”