Michael Leyland-Jones, a long-standing member of Lymington Rowing Club, is attempting to complete The London Classics challenge. This extraordinary challenge requires participants to take on all 3 of London’s toughest events. The London Marathon (26-mile run), RideLondon 100 (100 miles cycle) and the Swim Serpentine (2mile swim).

Michael has completed his ride and swim, meaning his final challenge to accomplish this remarkable trio of event is his London Marathon which is due to take place on the 4th of October. 

Due to COVID restrictions the London Marathon have created a unique opportunity to still allow participants to complete this challenge. All participants are to complete their run within their local area and use GPS to track routes and times. Due to this change in procedures another longstanding member, Peter Lock has decided to take on this challenge with Michael. 

The pair will be running from Poole in Dorset to Lymington Rowing and are hoping to complete the marathon under 5hrs.  

They have decided they would like to do this in aid of Lymington Rowing Club and would love for you to sponsor them.  

“We are both not runners (carrying a little bit of extra weight), Normal training plans allow 14-16 weeks training, we will have had only five weeks training so to go from nothing to 26.2 miles in this short time won’t be a walk in the park. 

Both of us have a passion for the rowing club and want to support it as much as we can in these COVID times therefore if you feel like sponsoring us then we would be very grateful.” 

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