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Her Majesty The Queen to start to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

We are honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will push the start button on the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. At 10:00am on 22 April, The Queen will step onto a special podium situated in front of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle and push the button which signals the start to this historic race. Live coverage of the …

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Unique Places to watch the London Marathon

Every year thousands of people line the streets to watch the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s a great experience – but with these insider tips, it’ll be even more special for spectators. With a rush of adrenaline The Thames Rush tour Spectators who want to get their own pulse racing on marathon day should book a seat on the Thames …

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Amazing places you’ll pass running the London Marathon

London Marathon runners crossing Tower Bridge

Alex Werner, head of history collections at the Museum of London, reveals seven slices of history this year’s runners will pass. The Royal Dockyard, Woolwich Church Street Just four miles in and you’ll pass some rather unusual sculptural reliefs of an anchor on its side with a rope wrapped around it on these stone gate piers. You’d be right to …

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Memories of Marathon Day

London Marathon Lady

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the Virgin Money London Marathon creates a lot of memories. We caught up with a few past runners and asked them what their lasting memorises were from the day. Patrick I’m afraid I’d have to say pain, sorry! I was struggling with an injury but what i do remember was the …

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Win £100 for charity by naming the London Marathon location

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re setting three cryptic picture clues which point to a different location on the London Marathon course. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us the three locations depicted in the clues. And don’t forget to …

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Tell us your favourite running excuse and win £100 for charity

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re inviting people into the London Marathon confessional to tell us about their best “running excuse”. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us the number one excuse you give yourself to avoid training. And don’t …

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Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners

Three time Virgin Money London Marathon veteran, and Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners Prepare to be shown the love… This will be my third London Marathon in a row. The atmosphere’s incredible, there’s nothing quite like it. It’s the only marathon that I’ve ever done, and am likely to do, where there is literally support …

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