Whittlesey runner is the 15th fastest in his age category in the London Marathon

Eamonn Dorling was 15th in his age category in the London Marathon

Eamonn Dorling was 15th in his age category in the London Marathon - Credit: Archant

A London Marathon runner from Whittlesey finished the course as 15th in his age category - 32 years after first running the famous city event.

Eamonn Dorling was 15th in his age category in the London Marathon

Eamonn Dorling was 15th in his age category in the London Marathon - Credit: Archant

Eamonn Dorling, 60, crossed the line in 3:12:45 which was just 40 minutes slower than his first marathon event in 1983.

Modest Mr Dorling said: “I used to be a half decent runner and now I’m Ok. I can’t compete with the big boys and the younger crew but I don’t do bad for my age.”

Mr Dorling used to run with Peterborough Athletics Club but is now a member of Thorney Running Club and trains up to six times a week covering around 50 miles.

The independent financial adviser said: “If I don’t get my running fix I get a bit fidgety.”


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He has run a total of 28 marathons and boasts a best London time of 2:28:00 in 1985.

His next challenges include the Dublin Marathon in October and taking on a new event when he competes in a cycling race in June.

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“I’ve got a half decent bike so thought I’d have a crack at something new,” he said.

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