Flood, sweat and tears: London Marathon runners across the Warwick district completed 26.2 miles in the pouring rain

Thousands of pounds were raised for charities despite the main event being cancelled to amateur runners

The conditions were a bit testing for the virtual London Marathon.
The conditions were a bit testing for the virtual London Marathon.

London Marathon runners across the Warwick district completed 26.2 miles at the weekend in the pouring rain, raising thousands of pounds for charities.

With the event being cancelled to amateur runners due to the coronavirus, participants took to their roads, streets and country paths to do a 'virtual marathon'.

Claire Goult from Kenilworth completed the 26.2 miles of the virtual London Marathon before noon on Sunday having set off at 7am from Coventry.

Claire Goult from Kenilworthcompleted the 26.2 miles of the virtual London Marathon, with support from Laura Gould.

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She said: "I had lots of support from friends and family along the way and Laura Gould ran 15 miles alongside me for support.

"It was soggy conditions and found a few floods along the way."

She has raisxed £290 so far for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

The conditions were a bit testing for the virtual London Marathon.

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Claire Goult from Kenilworth completed the 26.2 miles of the virtual London Marathon.