London Marathon 2017: When is it, what is the weather forecast, which roads will be closed and where are the best

London Marathon 2017: When is it, what is the weather forecast, which roads will be closed and where are the best
Robbie Simpson: Mountain man aiming to upset the London Marathon odds
Why, it's only the 37th edition of the long-distance race around the streets of London which is tackled by both elite athletes and amateurs who regularly run the 26 mile and 385 yard course – or 42.195 kilometres for the Europhiles among us – for

As he talks about his frugal life of cheap oats and relative solitude in a small town in the Bavarian mountains, Robbie Simpson sounds more like a wannabe Bear Grylls than a marathon runner from Banchory. On Sunday, Simpson will be in the field in …

It's hard to believe that the Virgin Money London Marathon is still only 37 years old. The all-day street party has become so familiar that it's easy to take it for granted. We forget that, when Christopher Brasher first proposed it in 1979, his plan …

Robbie Simpson: Mountain man aiming to upset the London Marathon odds

How to register for the 2018 London Marathon: Ballot opening and closing times
How to register for the 2018 London Marathon: Ballot opening and closing times
London marathon runners told not to urinate on people's front gardens
London marathon runners told not to urinate on people's front gardens
WITH thousands of people cramming the streets of London to catch a glimpse of their friends and family running this year's race, it can be a hectic experience. But now, thanks to an app developed by organisers Virgin, you can track the progress of … . Want to go somewhere cool, take in the the sights and eat all the pies? Then you might fancy a marathon. Julie Zhang; Tuesday 4 April 2017 10:15 BST. Click to follow. The words “marathon” and “holiday” in the same breath might sound like an oxymoron …

A POLICE officer is set to run this weekend's London Marathon, and raise thousands of pounds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Sergeant Paul Cording has been with North Yorkshire Police for 16 years, and with the Road Policing Group for the last seven

London Marathon tracker 2017: How you can follow friends and family running in the famous city road race

Places in a new half-marathon taking in some of the capital's most famous landmarks sold out within minutes. Some 70,000 people scrambled for the 5,000 public entry spaces on the inaugural London Landmarks Half-Marathon when registration went live

You've just watched your mate boss 26.2 miles around the capital and now you want to enter the London Marathon. Good on ya: but don't lace up your trainers just yet. Here's everything you need to know about entering. . On Sunday the 23rd of April, the London Marathon 2017 arrives with the capital ready and waiting for all of you eager runners. The question remains however, will you be ready for it? Even if your fitness is not quite up to scratch, you can arrive with …

Tracking a runner during this year's London Marathon can easily be done via your iPhone. There's a special tracking app to see your friend or family member running around the course. The app was released a couple of years ago but is back due to its

London Marathon: where have house prices soared along the route?

The countdown is on for the 2017 London Marathon as elite and amateur runners alike complete their final preparations for one of the world's most famous races. Runners from around the world will gather in the southeast of the capital to take on the …

But rather than sporting the regular running attire, the 35-year-old will be wearing a wedding dress, having got married just a few hours earlier. At 7.30am on Sunday morning at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London, Jackie will marry her long-term …

London marathon: How to arrange the perfect running mini-break

Are you taking part in the event this weekend? We would love to hear why you are taking part. Share; Comments. ByRuby Molyneux. 11:01, 21 APR 2017; Updated 11:38, 21 APR 2017. News. Virgin Money London Marathon. Share; Comments. Get daily

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