LONDON MINI MARATHON
This event is fun for all kids in the borough ages 11-17. The Mini
London Marathon is run over the last 2.65 miles of the Marathon
course from the junction of Southwark Bridge and Upper Thames Street
to the Mall.
Teams invited to take part in the marathon include ten County Teams
and two Regional Teams to join the existing 33 Borough Teams.
These County teams have been chosen from the last English Schools
Cross Country Championships.
There will be separate winners, scoring and results, divided between
the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon Boroughs and the Virgin Money Giving Mini London
Marathon County Team Challenge plus two regional teams.
We wish all the competitors, team managers, helpers and spectators
a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Now that you have been selected to take part, it is important that
you should be prepared for the big day. This does not mean panic
should set in if your training up to now has either been modest
Some of you will have high expectations and will already be training
hard. However, for many the aim will be to complete the course with
minimum pain and maximum pleasure. It is impossible to set training
schedules which will suit everyone.
Those who want help should contact their P.E. teacher, Borough or
county Representative or local athletics club. They will certainly
be able to give you sound advice.
Pack your kit the day before the race or, if you are travelling
to London on Saturday, pack your kit on Friday evening. A simple
check list should include the following:
shoes (not brand new shoes) which MUST have laces for the championChip
and shorts (remember you will be wearing your adidas Mini London
- Milk now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party
pins (your team manager will issue you with your race number)
T-shirt and shorts in case of wet weather
RACE DAY - Team Managers (Burk and
Craig Gravis) and Athletes
Follow your timetable carefully and make sure you follow instructions
given by race officials.
Attention all runners: if you are unable to complete the course
it is essential that you check into waterstation 24 or 25 and make
contact with a marshall with a mobile phone who will then take your
details and relay this information to the repartition area at the
SATURDAY - Do not run hard today but
do have a gentle jog and stretch. Eat meals that suit you and do
not eat anything you would not normally eat. Check your running
kit and shoes and go to bed at a sensible time.
SUNDAY - Do have a light breakfast,
(e.g. cereal or toast) drink 2 or 3 hours before you are due to
run. Do not eat anything else before your run but you may drink
some water. Remember no FIZZY drinks.
Enjoy your run and change into warm, dry clothes as soon as possible
afterwards. Remember, your Team Manager will inform you of the arrangements
for homeward travel.
If you would like to be involved in this event please contact your
local team managers Burk Gravis or Craig Gravis.