Marathon #100 for Paula as Mablethorpe Running Club quartet feel the heat at London Marathon

Paula is presented with a bouquet by clubmates after completing her 100th marathon at London EMN-180430-105926002
Paula is presented with a bouquet by clubmates after completing her 100th marathon at London EMN-180430-105926002

A quartet of Mablethorpe RC runners completed the 2018 London Marathon in the hottest race day since the huge event began back in 1981 as temperatures hit 24 degrees.

One of the top six world major marathons, London attracted a 40,000-plus field who began the race from Blackheath, pounding the pavements and roads of the capital for the 38th edition.

Wayne Kew ran for Bloodwise EMN-180430-105959002

Wayne Kew ran for Bloodwise EMN-180430-105959002

For Paula Downing, who earned Championship entry this year, it was a very significant race as she became a marathon centurion, completing her long-planned mission of 100 marathons in an excellent time of 3hr 23min 38secs.

Wayne Kew also qualified for Championship entry and ran for his chosen charity, Bloodwise. He used years of running experience to deal with the heat and crossed the finish line in 3.34.43.

Sharon Margarson and Elaine Wilson again ran for Breast Cancer Now, a charity close to their hearts after a friend was diagnosed with the disease.

Sharon finished the gruelling course in 4.53.51, while Elaine crossed the all-important finish line in 6.16.15.

Sharon and Elaine are pictured with Graham Burns who ran the London Marathon while singing karaoke, for the fourth year in a row, to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. EMN-180430-105555002

Sharon and Elaine are pictured with Graham Burns who ran the London Marathon while singing karaoke, for the fourth year in a row, to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. EMN-180430-105555002