Other interesting news
Virgin Money London
Marathon: 22 April 2018
As an affiliated club, VAC has one
guaranteed entry to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon based on the number of first claim VAC members who are
registered with England Athletics. Any paid-up first or second claim VAC member, whether a runner or walker, who
wishes to be considered for the VAC place should apply to Ros Tabor, the Club Secretary, by 13 November 2017.
Priority may be given to first-claim
members and/or to those who were rejected in the public ballot or have not run the London Marathon recently.
Please don’t be deterred. There may not be an obvious choice, in which case, a name will be drawn from a hat.
Note that if selected, you will be required to pay the standard race entry fee.
Applications should be made to Ros Tabor
by email to email@example.com or telephone 020 7701
2546 or by post to 28 Kerfield Crescent, London SE5 8SU
by 13 November 2017.
“The Pacemakers” Documentary about Charles Eugster 24 August 2017
The long awaited documentary from film-maker, Selah Hennessy, on the late Charles Eugster is scheduled for
screening at 20.00 on BBC2 on Thursday 24th August 2017. Selah has been filming him and other 80+ and 90+ year old
athletes for some time. The programme is expected to feature events at the 2016 World Masters Athletics
Championships in Perth, Australia. Charles was a VAC member and competed regularly in our club vest, particularly
at the indoor track championships at Lee Valley.
A SYNOPSIS OF THE REAL MARATHON
MEN (Including Mike Peel!)
This is the story of 42 marathon runners who were created as the ‘Ever-presents’ by the London
Marathon in 1995 after they had run 15 consecutive Londons.
Their story is a testimony to a ‘never say die’ spirit that has sustained them during the
thousands of marathons they have run all over the world.
Dale Lyons, one of the last 15, has combined a detailed factual record from his research, with
many heart warming anecdotes and astonishing hardship stories in tracking the Ever-presents’ journey for 33
years since 1981.
Their triumphs and cruel disappointments, the amazing sums they have raised for countless
charities, their incredible running records at home and abroad, their entertaining media coverage and their
fascinating and colourful lives away from the marathon treadmill provides absorbing and enlightening
This is a book to honour their commitment to the London, one of the great city Marathons and
provides a lasting tribute to a rapidly diminishing group, decimated by injury, accident, illness and
The book will provide information, inspiration and motivation not only to
marathon runners but to those watching the London each year thinking “that could be me!”
Available January 2014 price £6.99 + £2.60
Paperback version. 230 pages with
For orders contact Dale Lyonse-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hill Gardens, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3RW
“This remarkable book is a tribute to everyone of the
Ever-presents. The London Marathon salutes them all!”
John Bryant. Author of The London Marathon book and Chairman of the London Marathon