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Kev's Marathon

Last Sunday our son-in-law Kevin took part in his first, and probably last, marathon when he ran in the London event. He runs as a hobby, and to keep fit, and completed the course in 3 hours, 39 minutes and 25 seconds, being placed 6,664th.overall out of 35,767 finishers, not a bad effort for a first time.  We saw him on Tuesday evening, by which time he could just about walk properly again, and was proud to show us, and his parents who were also there, his medal. He said he has always wanted to do a marathon and now he has done it he will be quite content to compete in shorter distances in future.  Our Caroline took these pictures and I thought I would put this together for him to remember his achievement.

Kev's Marathon

Last Sunday our son-in-law Kevin took part in his first, and probably last, marathon when he ran in the London event. He runs as a hobby, and to keep fit, and completed the course in 3 hours, 39 minutes and 25 seconds, being placed 6,664th.overall out of 35,767 finishers, not a bad effort for a first time.  We saw him on Tuesday evening, by which time he could just about walk properly again, and was proud to show us, and his parents who were also there, his medal. He said he has always wanted to do a marathon and now he has done it he will be quite content to compete in shorter distances in future.  Our Caroline took these pictures and I thought I would put this together for him to remember his achievement.

comments (16)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Apr 2014, 00:48
A great Achievement
Brian Walbey: It certainly was vintage.
This is wonderful!!! Great montage - and congrats to Kevin!!! What an achievement!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. he done well didn't he.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2014, 05:11
That is a great achievement, and very fast. I love the smile. You can all be very proud of him, great collagesmile
Brian Walbey: We are proud of him Astrid, he done very well for his first time at this distance.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 18 Apr 2014, 06:24
Congratulations #10950 / Kevin... that was a great achievement....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Wasn't it just Peter.
No wonder he's smiling, Brian. I'd be proud of that accomplishment, too!
Brian Walbey: So would I Ginnie, I've never been one to do much running, not even short distances.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Apr 2014, 07:31
Well good for you Kev, that's a fine achievement for a first timer
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Chris.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Apr 2014, 08:42
Well done Kevin - it is a fantastic achievement and an excellent time too!
Brian Walbey: Yes a very good time for a first go isn't it.
That is an impressive time. Well done!
Brian Walbey: A bit quicker than I could ever have done it Bill, I've never been a runner.
Respect!! Well done
Brian Walbey: He done well didn't he.
You all can be very proud of Kev! He deserves his medal.
Brian Walbey: It deserves to be pleased with himself that's for sure Richard.
He looks so fresh you would swear he hadn't begun. Nicely put together, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary. He admits to having a job walking far after he'd finished, indeed it was Tuesday before his legs were anything like back to normal, I guess that goes with the event.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Apr 2014, 13:28
A great achievement - and you all can be really proud of him and his success. Chad wrote in his memoirs also about his London Marathon. Fine that your daughter took the photos you put them together to a collage!
Brian Walbey: I wasn't aware that Chad had done the London Marathon. We are every happy for him, he done very well.
It shows great determination and stamina to run a Marathon, Brian. Congratulations to Kevin on completing the race and his medal win!
Brian Walbey: It certainly does Beverly. Kev runs a lot, even to work and back, 8 miles each way, depending what shift he is on.
What a hero, Brian. Well done Kevin.
Brian Walbey: He done well didn't he Pauline.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Apr 2014, 20:34
That's a very good time, Brian.When I was running regularly, I applied several times to get into the London but never got in. I have run over the finish line of the New York Marathon, though - the day before the race itself wink My distance was the Half Marathon and it was not a lot faster than Kevin's time pro-rata.
He should be proud of himself, Brian, a great achievement.

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