London Marathon Ever Presents

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Ever Presents
Formation c. April 20, 1996; 21 years ago (1996-04-20)
Membership
Open to runners of all 36 London Marathons since 1981
Affiliations London Marathon
Website www.everpresent.org.uk

The "Ever Presents" is a group of people to have run the London Marathon at each event since the first event in 1981.[1][2][3] As of the 2017 race, there are 11 members of the group.

Members[edit]

Original members[edit]

The group was first acknowledged in 1995 after the 15th marathon with 42 members had run each event.[4][5]

Number Name Club Age in 1981 Time in 1981 Final race[nb 1]
1 Christopher Adams Orion Harriers 38 02:49:37 2002
2 Alastair Aitken Highgate Harriers 41 02:53:01 1999
3 Jeff Aston Les Croupiers 33 02:49:53 Ever-present
4 Geoffrey Balfour Huncote Harriers 31 02:45:00 2000
5 Reginald Brown SLH 49 03:07:38 2000
6 Reginald Burbidge Highgate Harriers 55 03:54:17 2007
7 Rainer Burchett Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 41 02:58:30 2011
8 Harold Chadwick Bournemouth /TH&H 34 02:24:10 1996
9 David Clark Newbury AC 45 02:53:55 2010
10 Charles Cousens Vale of Aylesbury 38 02:58:13 Ever-present
11 Patrick Dobbs Thurrock Harriers 42 02:41:37 2014
12 Erik Falck-Therkelsen Woking AC 40 02:59:59 2001
13 David Fereday Barnet & District 42 03:13:55 2014
14 Chris Finill Harrow AC 22 02:32:55 Ever-present
15 Derek Fisher Newport Harriers 45 02:56:22 2004
16 Jeffrey Gordon Thames H&H 47 03:13:42 2013
17 Peter Greenwood Canterbury Harriers AC 38 02:46:53 2002
18 John Hanscombe Ranelagh Harriers 45 02:54:29 2008
19 Jan Hildreth Thames H&H 48 03:25:37 2005
20 Raymond Johnson Kimberley & Dist. Striders 48 03:11:00 2006
21 Kenneth Jones Orion Harriers 47 03:18:37 Ever-present
22 Max Jones Birchfield Harriers 53 03:51:52 2002
23 John Legge Orion Harriers 50 03:02:35 2000
24 Roger Low Highgate Harriers 37 02:47:55 Ever-present
25 Dale Lyons Massey Ferguson RC 44 03:10:03 Ever-present
26 Terence Macey New Eltham Joggers 32 03:17:56 Ever-present
27 Lionel Mann Belgrave Harriers 40 03:06:07 2002
28 Don Martin Royal Parks Police 40 04:10:00 2005
29 Roger Mawer Lowestoft 40 02:58:04 2009
30 Mick McGeoch Les Croupiers 25 02:24:19 2002
31 William O’Connor QPH 35 02:35:52 Ever-present
32 Michael Peace Ranelagh Harriers 31 03:11:45 Ever-present
33 Mike Peel Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC 39 02:40:30 2012
34 Derrick Pickering East Hull Harriers 44 02:38:38 2010
35 Bryan Read Orion Harriers 40 03:24:05 1998
36 Peter Shepheard Blackheath Harriers 38 02:29:47 2005
37 Malcolm Speake Biddleston Bounders 39 02:47:58 Ever-present
38 Michael Starr St Albans Striders 37 03:47:11 2002
39 Tony Tillbrooke Victory AC 41 03:42:24 2012
40 David Walker Chalfont & Chiltern 35 03:06:11 Ever-present
41 Steve Wehrle Dulwich Runners AC 32 03:51:26 2016
42 Michael Wilkinson Duke Street Runners 42 02:52:51 2007
  •      — no longer a member
  •      — still a member

Current members[edit]

A person is considered an Ever Present until the occurrence of a London Marathon which they do not complete the course. As such, membership of the group declines over time and there are no new members.

The following 11 people ran and completed every London Marathon up to and including the 2017 event.[5] From 1981 to 2013 Chris Finill completed every race in under 3 hours, holding a Guinness World Record for this consistent high performance.[6] Dale Lyons raced in a wheelchair in 2015.[7]

Number Name Club Age Time (2017)
3 Jeff Aston Les Croupiers 68 05:54:27
10 Charles Cousens Vale of Aylesbury 73 05:12:06
14 Chris Finill Harrow AC 57 02:57:42
21 Kenneth Jones Orion Harriers 82 06:41:39
24 Roger Low Highgate Harriers 73 05:00:27
25 Dale Lyons Centurion Road Runners 79 06:23:06
26 Terence Macey New Eltham Joggers 67 05:25:17
31 William O'Connor Queen's Park Harriers 70 05:30:48
32 Michael Peace Ranelagh Harriers 66 03:58:17
37 Malcolm Speake Biddleston Bounders AC 74 05:37:00
40 David Walker Chiltern Harriers 70 06:05:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981: Racing into the history books". BBC. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Curtis, Joe (23 April 2013). "Former Chingford councillor and 'Ever Present' Jeffrey Gordon runs in 33rd London Marathon". This Is Local London. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Goad, Ryan (20 April 2012). "Amazing Pat to continue his ever present record at London Marathon". The Echo. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Media Guide. London: Virgin London Marathon. 2003. p. 169. 
  5. ^ a b "Ever Present Performances". Ever Present. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chris Finill: an extraordinary ever-present". Virgin Money London Marathon. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "D Lyons". Ever Presents. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Final race" denotes last complete race; some runners started the following year's race but failed to finish

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