The 40th London Marathon took place on Sunday 4 October. It was a very different race from other years, as only the elite athletes ran in person through London's much emptier streets.
Becky Hare from Berkeley Eastern Counties and Nicola Colfer from Berkeley St Edward were due to run as part of the Rainbow Trust team. They've both secured a place in a future race, but decided that they would also complete a marathon on the race day 2020.
Despite Sunday 4 October providing runners with less than ideal weather conditions - torrential rain and strong wind - both Berkeley runners braved the elements and crossed the finish line.
"I ran with a friend and we finished in 04.33 which we were pretty happy with given the weather conditions! We were soaked through by mile 2, and the wind around Isle of Dogs was almost unbearable but we finished with a lap of Trafalgar square followed by a trip to the pub!"
"It was an unlucky day with the rain, but it magically didn't get in the way of the marathon spirit!"
Between them Becky and Nicola have raised over £6,000 for Rainbow Trust. Rainbow Trust provides bespoke emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness, and is the Designated Charity for St James London South.
Over 36,000 runners completed the virtual race on the day, raising more than £16 million for charity. The 2019 London Marathon raised a record-breaking £66.4 million, the highest amount for a single-day fund-raising event.