On 24th April 2022 the ABP Southampton Marathon is back! Packed with running events for all ages and abilities, it is set to be another incredible day of running across the city.
Amongst this year’s participants are runners Kathryn and Anya, friends from Cornwall, who are running the ABP Southampton Marathon this year as a way of marking big occasions.
Kathryn, a passionate runner, has 31 marathons under her belt since she started running, including the London Marathon in 2013, and the Palma Marathon. Initially, Kathryn started to run to lose some weight. In November 2016, she committed to running every day for 30 days to meet her goal and then never stopped! Looking ahead to this year’s Southampton Marathon, the24th April will be her 2,001st day of consecutive running!
Kathryn is also running to support Anya, who is gearing up for her first marathon. Anya is also an avid runner and has run numerous half marathons such as the Windsor Half and London Landmarks. Anya is looking forward to the support of her fellow runners, and can’t wait to hear the cheers from friends, family and the Southampton community as she tackles the 26.2 miles.
Chris Rees, Director of ReesLeisure - the organisation managing the event, commented: “Kathryn and Anya are fantastic examples of how inclusive and supportive the ABP Southampton Marathon event is. We’ve got two friends of varied abilities and running experience, with different reasons for taking part, giving each other the motivation and drive to achieve something amazing. We’re honoured to have people like Kathryn and Anya take part in our events. Kathryn’s efforts are monumental, and Anya is going to smash her first marathon! I can’t wait to see them on what will be a truly wonderful day of running.”
If you are interested in taking part in this year's ABP Southampton Marathon, find out more information on our Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K race events.
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