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Eleven made the photo call for the 34th London on 13 April 2014 more photos here...

Chris Finill, Dale Lyons, Steve Wehrle, David Walker, Jeff Aston, Charles Cousens, David Fereday, Mac Speake

Bill O'Connor, Roger Low, Pat Dobbs


2014 Performances for each EP and Graphs updated

Place overall  Place gender  Place category  Name  Club  Runner no  Category  HALF  Finish time
1 2320 2150 36 » Finill, Christopher Tom (GBR)   27054 55-59 01:28:31 03:10:14
2 9873 7859 122 » Peace, Michael (GBR)   27053 60-64 01:46:16 03:53:28
3 13579 10421 77 » Aston, Jeffrey Ralph (GBR)   27041 65-69 01:59:26 04:08:07
4 16079 12057 24 » Low, Roger (GBR)   27042 70+ 02:06:06 04:18:29
5 22866 16236 54 » Dobbs, Patrick (GBR)   27043 70+ 02:21:02 04:47:19
6 23116 16386 57 » Cousens, Charles leonard (GBR)   27055 70+ 02:08:56 04:48:23
7 24508 17135 67 » Speake, Malcom (GBR)   27045 70+ 02:21:48 04:54:40
8 24672 17221 141 » Macey, Terence james (GBR)   27044 65-69 02:04:01 04:55:20
9 27330 18664 163 » Walker, David (GBR)   27048 65-69 02:21:03 05:09:46
10 29692 19897 183 » Wehrle, Steve Robert (GBR)   27050 65-69 02:21:02 05:25:25
11 30644 20368 194 » O'Connor, William (GBR)   27046 65-69 02:37:11 05:33:13
12 31584 20828 97 » Fereday, David (GBR)   27047 70+ 02:50:06 05:41:38
13 33531 21710 112 » Jones, Kenneth Ian (GBR)   27052 70+ 02:42:50 06:06:28
14 35518 22448 131 » Lyons, Dale (GBR)   27051 70+ 03:40:03 07:12:39

We started off with 42 in 1995 - after the 2014 edition we are now down to 14 - Jeffrey Gordon was DNS

 


Sad news is that Jeffrey Gordon has called it a day... he is now aged 80 but still working full time! So, the most we will have after Sunday is 14.

 


Dale selling his book... with Steve, David & Mike, Friday 11 April 2014  more photos here...


A Great post Christmas present...

THE REAL MARATHON MEN - LONDON MARATHON EVERPRESENTS

This is the story of 42 marathon runners who were created as the ‘Everpresents’ by the London Marathon in 1995 after they run 15 consecutive Londons.. Now, 33 years later only 15 remain.
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 incredible hardship stories in tracking the Everpresents’ journey since 1981.
Their triumphs and cruel disappointments, the amazing sums they have raised for countless charities, their incredible running records at home and abroad and their fascinating and colourful lives away from the marathon treadmill makes for absorbing and enlightening reading.
This is a book to honour their commitment to the London, one of the greatest city Marathons and provides a lasting tribute to a rapidly diminishing group ravaged by injury, accident, illness and death.
The book will provide inspiration and motivation not only to marathon runners but to those watching the London each year thinking “that could be me!”
Publishing end of January 2014 266 pages, price £7.99 + £2.60 pp. Orders to Dale Lyons dale@5rhg.co.uk 



Eight of us got together for a spot of lunch, a few beers and to show off our new T-shirts, 23 August 2013 at the Marquis Pub

 

Who on earth are these people?... what is this Web site about?

They are a body of men whose common denominator is the London Marathon.  Back in 1981 they all took part in the inaugural race of what is now the leading Marathon in the world.  In most cases, but definitely not all,  they have less hair, less teeth, less ability - however, their driving force, dedication and perseverance is still there.  One thing is for certain they are all thirty-three years older and some might even say thirty-three years wiser!

Yes, these 42 runners belong to that worthy group called the "Ever Present". After the fifteenth  London Marathon (1995) the group was acknowledged "by the powers that be" and they were awarded with a special commemorative medal, sweatshirt and a guaranteed acceptance for future London's.  The original 42 have now been whittled down to 14.

The 14 have completed all thirty-four London Marathons - some times quicker and sometimes slower. They are all club runners and all except one have PB's inside 3 hours, in some cases well inside! They cover the whole spectrum of today's athletics; they come from all walks of life, different locations and assorted occupations (?) most are now retired!!  

Next year's event, on 26 April 2015, will be the 35th and, will again, be sponsored by VirginMoney

Please browse the rest of this site to learn more of this unique group of people.


Jeffrey Gordon carried the Olympic Torch on Monday 23 July, the same day as Mike Peel.
Bill O'connor was also carrying, his stint was Wednesday 25 July. 2-07-12
Ken Jones carried in Ireland on 6 June 2012 10-06-12

 


Chris Finill has now been presented with his Guinness World Record Certificate... 14-02-11


Twelve made the photo call on the Green Start for the 33rd London on 21 April 2013 more photos here...
Dale Lyons, David Fereday,Steve Wehrle, Roger Low, Jeff Aston, Bill O'Connor, Mike Peel, Mike Wilkinson
David Walker, Chris Finill, Charles Cousens, Pat Dobbs
16-04-13


Twelve made the photo call on the Green Start for the 32nd London on 22 April 2012 more photos here...
Steve Wehrle, Bill O'Connor, Roger Low, Jeff Aston, David Walker, Charles Cousens, Dale Lyons, Mike Peel, Mike Wilkinson
Pat Dobbs, Mike Peace, Chris Finill

Four registered on Thursday and were interviewed by Vicki Barker, a radio reporter for npr & CBS News in the US of A.
The result of which were broadcast in the States on Sunday morning... 22-04-12



31st London 17 April 2011 - Eleven made the photo call, others came late... More photos here...
Mike Peel, Charles Cousens, Bill O'Connor, David Walker, Jeff Aston, Steve Wehrle, Dale Lyons, Roger Low
Mike Peace, Pat Dobbs, Rainer Burchett



Fourteen made it to the Green Start Photo Call on 25 April 2010 - more photos here...
Tony Tillbrooke, Dale Lyons, Mike Peel, Bill O'Connor, David Walker, Rainer Burchett, Steve Wehrle,
Mike Peace, David Clark, Jeff Aston, Charles Cousens, Pat Dobbs, Jeff Gordon



26 April 2009 - Only 12 this time - but found more inside the Green Start - more photos here...
Tony Tillbrooke, Dave Clark, Mike Peel, John Hanscomb, Dale Lyons, Jeffrey Gordon, Steve Wehrle
Pat Dobbs, Rainer Burchett, Jeff Aston, Mike Peace, Bill O'Connor



13 (again!) made the photo call on 13 April 2008 - sporting our fancy new t-shirts...
Mike Peel, Jeffrey Gordon, Pat Dobbs, Steve Wehrle, Bill O'Connor, Chris Finill, John Hanscomb, Dale Lyons, Dave Walker, Jeff Aston
Rainer Burchett, Mike Peace, Mike Wilkinson


2008 - Eight of us met up at registration on Thursday afternoon - all sporting our new T-shirts kindly made and donated by Julian Gordon 10-04-08

Unfortunately, Mike Wilkinson has called it a day and will not be starting on 13 April - so we are now down to 23



2007 - managed to get 13 this year...



Ten men & true - about to start their 26th London 23 April 2006

In 2005 we were all on the Green start to celebrate the 25th London Marathon

 

Both sent in by Dale Lyons.

After the 21st the organizers presented each Ever Present with a plaque to commemorate the fact.

Sadly John Legge, Orion Harriers, died on Sunday 18 February 2001.
Chris Adams, also Orion Harriers, died in October 2002
Max Jones, Birchfield Harriers, died 14 March 2010

 

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