U13s perform well in the Virgin Mini Marathon

Jack Hope & Maisie Green, both representing the East Midlands Region, enjoyed their Virgin Mini Marathon debut on the morning of the London Marathon. Racing against the 10 UK & Home counties regions, and the 33 London Boroughs over the famous last 5km of the London marathon course, both ran excellent races over the longer than usual distance.


Jack ran a strong race finishing an excellent 25th in the U13 Boys race, recording a new PB over the 5k distance of 17.22, the East Midlands Region also went on to win the team event.


Maisie also ran an excellent race and was rewarded with a top 20 finish, coming home an excellent 15th, recording a time of 18.29. Maisie was top scorer for the East Midlands Region.


Both hugely enjoyed their (Mini) Marathon debuts which included a hotel stay the night before, and a 05.00am early morning call, and were suitably inspired after competing and watching the elite Men’s and Woman’s event to want to return next year to experience it again, and perhaps one day add another 37km to the distance?


Well done to both!