The TCS Mini London Marathon took place on Sunday alongside the main marathon and saw 7,000 school children, aged 11-16, complete the last 2.6km of the marathon course. This year 19 young runners from Hounslow took part in the race to run the iconic last stretch of the main marathon along The Mall, each receiving a marathon medal and finishers t-shirt.

Hounslow’s young runners achieved some outstanding results. The top performances of the day for the Borough came from Louis Moore (Kew House) in the Under 15 boy’s race, who ran an impressive time of 08:28 and finished 14th out of 152 runners in the age group and Elliot Heath (Isleworth and Syon) who finished 14th in the Under 17 boys race out of 152 runners.

The young runners all train at sites operated by Lampton Leisure, who manage leisure facilities in the borough. The team at Lampton Leisure worked with local schools and clubs to select the runners for this years’ entrance, as well as manage the teams on the day. Selected runners were given the chance to train at Osterley Sports and Athletics Centre with Dave Daniels, former coach of Hounslow London Mini Marathon winner Mo Farah.

Cllr Salman Shaheen, Cabinet Member for Parking, Parks and Leisure, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the 19 young people from our borough who went to the London Marathon at the weekend to represent Hounslow in the Mini Marathon. Events like this really inspire young people and give them a life-long love of sport. I hope this encourages more young people to try athletics and with the fantastic array of sports centres, clubs and parkrun events we have in Hounslow, there are plenty of opportunities for people of any age to get involved.”

Jonathan Barbour, from the Lampton Sports Development Team, said: “We’d like to pass on a huge thank you to all the runners who represented the Borough of Hounslow and to their family and friends who supported them in the run up to the event and on the day. I’d also like to give a massive thank you to the support team Dave Daniels, Paulo Belchior, Tyra Khambai Annan, and Jewell Owen for helping out the team and working with the runners on the day and a special mention to Naomi Quinnell, head of P.E at Bolder Academy for her support getting the team together.”

The full results for Hounslow competitors were:
• Under 13 boys (150 RUNNERS)
John Owens (Isleworth and Syon) TIME 09:57 POSITON 53
Zachary Moore (Kew House) TIME 10:24 POSITION 84
Isaac Shaw (Isleworth and Syon) TIME 10:57 POSITON 113
Ollie Marsham (Bolder Academy) TIME 10:45 POSTION 104

• Under 13 girls (113 RUNNERS)
Isabella Constable (Kew House) TIME 12:38 POSTION 113
Candence Murray (Bolder Academy) TIME 13:32 POSITON 128

• Under 15 boy (152 RUNNERS)
Michael Garcia (St Marks) TIME 09:21 POSITION 58
Reggie Rock (London Orbital) TIME 09:03 POSITON 43
Louis Moore (Kew House) TIME 08:28 POSITON 14
Kacem Baccar (Bolder Academy) TIME 11:02 POSITION 136
Krish Gill (Bolder Academy) TIME 12:29 POSITION 148

• Under 15 girls (141 RUNNERS)
Eva Perkins (Bolder Academy) TIME 10:48 POSITION 74
Nyla Smith-Austustin (Bolder Academy) TIME 12:26 POSITION 123

• Under 17 boys (136 RUNNERS)
Elliott Heath (Isleworth and Syon) TIME 08:08 POSITON 14
Morris Rock (London Orbital) TIME 09:54 POSTION 106
Mateusz Loughran (The London Oratory School) TIME 10:10 POSITON 118
Jonah Shaw (Isleworth and Syon) TIME 09:50 POSITON 103

• Under 17 girls (124 RUNNERS)
Anna Kelly (Gumley House) TIME 10:17 POSITON 43
Katernia Simakova (Holland Park) TIME 10:11 POSITON 40

Next year’s event is scheduled for 23rd April 2023, anyone interested in taking part should contact from the Lampton sports development team, who can give you further details about the event