Better, on behalf of Islington Council select and train the borough’s team for the Virgin Giving Mini London Marathon. The mini marathon takes places over the prestigious last 3 miles (5 kilometres) of the official London marathon course on 22nd April 2018. The route goes along the river from Old Billingsgate to Big Ben before running past Buckingham Palace and the iconic Mall finish.

There are separate male and female categories for under 13s, under 15s and under 17s. To represent team Islington you need to live or go to school in the borough. If you or someone you know believes they are talented enough to represent Islington email Daniel.Bank@gll.org for more information.

Free training for ages between 11-17 and any standard is available on Sundays at Finsbury Park (meet near the athletics track) from 10am-12pm with Joanne.