Wimborne Athletic Club runners were among the 40,000 athletes who took part in the 2021 London Marathon after Covid cancellations and delays.
One of the stars of the future was Harry Butcher who had the honour of representing South West England under 13 team in the mini-marathon. The event comprises entrants from the nine regions of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Over the years this curtain raiser before the main event has unearthed a number of future athletics stars, some of whom have gone on to claim major international honours including Tokyo Olympics medallists Laura Muir, Keely Hodgkinson and Josh Kerr.
In the full marathon the club was represented by Damian Huntingford, Lorenzo Bianchi and Andy Becket. Andy ran the marathon to raise money for Wessex Heartbeat a local charity which provides support, to patients and their families undergoing cardiac treatment at Southampton Hospital.
The ladies were represented in both the mass event and the virtual event with Julie Gosling running in the mass event in London while Morag Day took part in the virtual event between Southborne and Sandbanks raising money for Lymphoma Action.