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At next month's Virgin Mini Marathon
Three young runners from Chiswick are amongst those training hard to represent the borough at next months Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon.
Charlotte Buckley, Abraham Mendes de Costa and Joshua Kavanagh were all chosen as fastest runners at the recent trials in Osterley Park. The top female performance was achieved by Charlotte Buckley (U13 girls) in 20.58mins.
The successful competitors will represent the borough and race over the last 5km of the actual London Marathon course, along with the elite athletes. The Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 26th April.
Competition was steep for a place in the final as over 80 boys and girls aged 11-17years old were aiming to finish in the top 7 of their age categories to secure a place on Team Hounslow. For the first time the Hounslow Mini Marathon teamed up with parkrun, who host free 5km time trials across the country on a weekly basis.
The top time of the day was achieved by Mohamed Nagi (U17 boys) who ran an impressive time of 18.46mins.
Rebecca Townsend, Community Sports Development Officer said of the trials: “There was strong competition to represent the borough in this year’s prestigious event. Congratulations to all of those who took part and thank you to all of the volunteers at Osterley parkrun who made this event successful”.
Councillor Sachin Gupta, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, said: “The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon has unearthed a number of British athletics stars including, Scott Overall, David Weir, Shelly Woods and Mo Farah, who represented the London Borough of Hounslow, so it’s a very prestigious event. It’s little wonder that the competition to be in Team Hounslow this year was amongst the toughest ever. Congratulations are due to the organisers and to all who took part. We’ll be wishing them all the best of luck in April.”
Team Hounslow is team managed by the borough’s Community Sports Development Team who are part of Fusion, operator of leisure services in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow.
For more information about becoming involved in athletics or other sporting activities in the borough; including representing the London Borough of Hounslow at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games please contact Rebecca Townsend or Chris Jones on 0845 4562856/7, visit www.Hounslow-Leisure.com/Community or follow @TeamHounslowLYG on Twitter.
March 17, 2015