Marathon man Aidan wants to better his London time

Aidan McClure.
Aidan McClure.

LAST weekend Boston and District AC captain Aidan McClure became one of the youngest competitors to complete the London Marathon.

With entrants having to be 18 years of age, this was the first year the Boston Grammar School sixth former could take part.

And after being handed entry courtesy of BADAC, Aidan didn’t disappoint as he completed the 26-plus-mile course in 3 hrs 41 mins.

However, he had set himself a target of 3 hrs 15 mins.

“I was doing well but after 18 miles my legs really started to feel it,” Aidan said.

However, Aidan was still just happy to take part in the occasion.

He reflected: “It’s such a big occasion for so many people.

“It was nice to see so many people at the side, it’s so different to anything I’ve ever run before.

“There were children on the sides giving high-fives and handing out sweets and drinks.

“It was a really good experience.”

Aidan ran his first marathon seven years ago, completing the Seabank course after being handed an entry form by his teacher Richard Anderson.

And now he hopes to return to the London event.

He added: “I definitely want to do the London Marathon again, I’d like to get a better time.”