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A massive thank you to all the runners who tackled the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 7 October to raise money for Scouting.

In bright green i.Scout running vests and under blazing autumnal sun, our 30-strong team of runners, which included ex-Chief Scout Peter Duncan, tackled the beautiful 13.1 mile course through four of London’s parks.

A memorable experience

It was a tough but thoroughly enjoyable experience for the team. John Dickin comments: ‘It was beautiful weather and ideal for running. It was a great way to see so many London landmarks in a couple of hours and worthwhile because it means that more young people will have access to Scouting.’

Amazing support

Michael Regan said: ‘Having run the London Marathon I’m no stranger to big races, but Royal Parks has to be one of my favourites. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the Scouts on the side line cheering us along.’

Support from the sidelines also spurred on Leona Smith: ‘My son’s a Beaver so it was great to run for the Scouts. At times it was really tough, but the supporters got me through it. I’m proud to have completed my first half marathon and looking forward to the next one.’

Congratulations to all our runners on a great achievement and thanks to 8th Woking Scouts for their support on the day.

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