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Interesting fact from Rainer 29-04-15


Twelve made the photo call for the 35th London on 26 April 2015 more photos here...

Chris Finill, Jeff Aston, Bill O'Connor, Steve Wehrle, Charles Cousens, Pat Dobbs, Terry Macey

Mike Peace, Roger Low, Mac Speake, David Walker, Dale Lyons


More about the EP's in todays Daily Mirror. 28-04-15

Read all about the EP's in todays Daily Mirror. 24-04-15


Sorry to tell you that Dave Fereday has had to call it a day 23-04-15


2015 Performances for each EP and Graphs updated

  Place overall  Place gender  Place category  Name  Club  Runner no  Category  HALF  Finish time
1 962 930 5 » Finill, Christopher Tom (GBR) Harrow AC 25554 55-59 01:25:58 02:52:39
2 10938 8712 47 » Peace, Michael Stewart (GBR) Ranelagh... 25553 65-69 01:39:38 03:50:38
3 20215 14755 37 » Low, Roger (GBR) Highgate... 25542 70+ 02:07:02 04:24:27
4 23361 16563 42 » Lyons, Dale (GBR) (wheelchair) Centurio... 55342 70+ 02:11:36 04:36:16
5 27902 18984 176 » Wehrle, Steve ROBERT (GBR) Orpington RR 25550 65-69 02:17:46 04:56:09
6 28789 19431 82 » Cousens, Charles leonard (GBR) unattached 25555 70+ 02:15:11 05:00:24
7 29606 19833 198 » Aston, Jeffrey Ralph (GBR) Les Crou... 25541 65-69 02:03:29 05:05:15
8 31333 20644 211 » Macey, Terence james (GBR)   25544 65-69 02:09:10 05:16:53
9 33662 21692 102 » Speake, Malcolm Douglas (GBR) Bildesto... 25545 70+ 02:41:27 05:37:38
10 34169 21897 228 » O'Connor, William (GBR) Queens Park Harriers 25546 65-69 02:33:00 05:43:26
11 35933 22585 242 » Walker, David (GBR)   25548 65-69 02:40:42 06:12:31
12 37051 23012 133 » Jones, Kenneth Ian (GBR) Orion Harriers 25552 80+ 03:26:46 06:53:07

We started off with 42 in 1995 - after the 2015 edition we are now down to 12
David Fereday DNS and Pat Dobbs was a DNF I'm afraid



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-five years older and some might even say thirty-five 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 12.

The 12 have completed all thirty-five 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 24 April 2016, will be the 36th and, will again, be sponsored by VirginMoney

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

Remember when Chris Finill ran across America from California to New York in the Fall of 2011 in 79 days 22 hours?

You can now view the video of the event.

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

Four of us met up on Thursday, 23 April 2015.


Dale never gives up! Read about his latest problems and solutions... 23-02-15


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

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...


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, 34 years later only 14 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

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

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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