My Local Life: Our Local Marathon Runners

Marathon season is here and we celebrate all of you who are facing this ultimate challenge!

If you’re inspired to start running, these local groups can help to get you started: Royston Runners always welcome new runners and regularly host 0-5k beginners sessions, our local Park Run takes place at Wimpole every Saturday morning, Royston in Blue is back for the summer and local group Steeple Chasers invite new members (also featured in our April Spotlight On Steeple Chasers Running & Cycling Club).

Our own What’s On creator Caitlin Boughton started her running journey a year ago, and now has six half-marathons under her belt. She has written some realistic tips for getting started, which you can see on her Instagram page, @caitlinboughtonfitness, also on our website,

Caitlin Boughton

Letchworth-based charity Herts MS Therapy Centre have nine runners fundraising for this year’s London Marathon. To read more about the runner’s stories and donate visit:


Royston’s Local 2024 Marathon Runners:

Jane Allton, who runs with the Steeple Chasers, recently completed the Cambridge Half: “At the ripe old age of 60 I never imagined I’d take part in a half-marathon. Having never run further than 10K, it seemed like an enormous undertaking, but I grew in confidence and believed I could succeed. Running with such supportive and encouraging members of our amazing club helped. On the day of the half, the training kicked in and I finished with a respectable time of 2:17:54.”

Jane Alton

Amy Wharmby is running two marathons in 7 days, in Manchester and London. She’s raising money for two cancer charities: Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer both of which are close to her heart.

Amy Wharmby

Beth Moorley is running for Keech Hospice Care, where she’s a Community Nurse on the Children’s Team. She knows what a difference the charity can make to family’s lives, showing compassion, support, and care in some of the most difficult circumstances.!

Beth Moorley

Karen Noble is embracing a new decade, and running the London Marathon a week before her 60th birthday, in honour of her late friend and uncle who battled Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Despite the challenging training, Karen is discovering resilience, and aims to shatter stereotypes, proving that age should never limit one’s ability to make a difference, as she makes a lasting impact in the fight against MND.

Karen Noble

We feature three of Khandel Light’s London Marathon 2024 runners, all of whom are inspired by the work of this great charity, which provides water, sanitation and education to people in Khandel (Northern state of Rajasthan, India) Discover more about Khandel Light:

Joe Wyatt is best pals with Richard Gough, whose parents set up the Khandel Light charity, so he’s seen first hand how tirelessly the Gough’s have worked to change the lives of others. He’s completed one previous marathon, when he was beaten by his younger sister, and that sibling rivalry and his determination to raise funds for this charity are his motivation! 

joe Wyatt

Steph Krefts is running her first marathon, which has been a huge goal of hers, especially after recovering from a knee injury over the last couple of years. Steph aims to raise £1200 for Khandel Light. 

Steph Krefts

Harry Wilkinson aims to run his first-ever marathon in sub 3-hours, an optimistic target, but one that he’s determined to achieve, aiming to raise over £2,000 for the charity.

Harry Wilkinson