Site last amended 1 January 2022
Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
Mr Kenneth Ian Jones
For services to sport and charity
3 October 2021 - 41st London Marathon
Few more photos here...
to see updated Graphs
to report that Roger Low and Terry Macey will not be starting
Just heard that Charles Cousens was also a DNS
- We were ten, we are now seven...
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 forty years older and some might even say forty
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 7.
The 7 have
completed all fortyone London
Marathons - some times quicker and sometimes slower. They are
all club runners and all 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
2 October 2022, will be the 42nd and will be sponsored by
TCS - Tata Consultancy Services - the following year it is on 23
Please browse the rest of this site
to learn more of this unique group of people.
Read what Dale
has been up to....
The 40th London Marathon
was moved to 4 October 2020 due to Coronavirus and was for Elite
On the same day there was a virtual marathon for all
including ALL 10 Ever
Ten started and ten finished
Due to Coronavirus there was no meet up
prior to the
therefore no group photos.
At last our jolly ten made the News
ITV have to say - also
video on Twitter
28 April 2019 - Eight made the photo call on
time! more photos here...
Bill O'Connor, Jeff Aston,
Charles Cousens, David Walker,
Mac Speake, Roger Low, Dale Lyons
The other three were late as always...
Mike Peace, Ken Jones, Terry Macey
Read Dales final write up...
Interesting facts from Rainer
Eleven made the main photo call for the 38th London
on 22 April 2018 more photos here...
Mac Speake, Terry Macey, Mike Peace, Chris Finill, Dale Lyons,
Charles Cousens, Bill O'Connor, Mike Wilkinson, Jeff Aston,
Mick McGeoch, David Walker
Dale Lyons latest report...
Watch the video of Ken 28-04-18
Read about Ken Jones in this years Marathon
In case anyone is wondering what happened to
Chris Finill, he was tripped after 3.5
miles, fell badly, broke his humerus (upper arm bone and not at all
funny) in two places, stopped for 5 minutes for St John’s Ambulance
people to strap him up and feed him pain killers and still finished
under 4 hours! Then in hospital until 11 p,m that night... But
he is still an Ever Present
On 24 August 2017 Dave Walker organised a get together at the Tower Hotel which
was preceded by a tour above and below Tower Bridge. Great day out.
More photos here...
Dale Lyons latest report...
Sad to report that Roger Mawer, Lowestoft RR.
died 20 April 2017
Eleven current and past made the main photo call for the 37th London
on 23 April 2017 more photos here...
Mac Speake, Bill O'Connor, Chris Finill, Dale Lyons, Jeff Aston,
Mike Peel, Charles Cousens, Mike Peace (front)
Photos from Social get
together 19 August 2016
All twelve made the main photo call for the 36th London
on 24 April 2016 more photos here...
Bill O'Connor, Dale Lyons, Jeff Aston,
Chris Finill, Roger Low, Charles Cousens, Terry Macey
Mac Speake, Steve Wehrle, David Walker,
John Wright of ‘Perfectly
Engraved’ has been honoured to work with Dale Lyons on
developing a bespoke glass award for the London Marathon
Ever-presents. "Congratulations to you all for your
thirty-five years of participation and endeavour.” The 12
remaining Ever-presents were delighted with their
magnificent, engraved and personalised glass trophies and
said they would have pride of place in their collection.
We started off with 42 in 1995
- after the 2015 edition we were down to 12 and we are still 12!
Five of us met up on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at
Mike Peace on
Inspirational stories from the London Marathon start line by BBC
- Ken Jones is featured 21-04-16
Jeff Aston was interviewed by Eleri Sion
on BBC Radio Wales - listen here...
Download the PDF of the
article on the 12 remaining Ever Presents from the May 2016
issue of Runner's World.
With the permission of
The photographer was Ben Knight:
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
all about the EP's in todays
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
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
Walker, Chris Finill, Charles Cousens,
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
carried the Olympic Torch on Monday 23 July 2012, the same day as
Bill O'connor was also carrying, his stint
was Wednesday 25 July 2012. 2-07-12
Ken Jones carried in Ireland on 6 June 2012 10-06-12
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,
David Clark, Jeff Aston, Charles Cousens, Pat Dobbs, Jeff
Rainer Burchett, Mike Peace
26 April 2009 - Only 12 this time - but found
more inside the Green Start - more photos
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