Introducing John Baker, David’s Guide for the VLM on October 3rd

John is a regular ‘park-runner’ but has also taken part in much longer distant races. The ‘Virtual’ will be his first marathon in preparation for ‘The Valencia’ this December.

John Baker in action

“I do get very grumpy when I don’t exercise regularly and running is an important part of my weekly exercise routine, along with touch rugby, tennis and circuit training.  I have been known to seek out running events while on holiday, including a parkrun in Boston (USA) and a large organised race on a city break to Chicago in 2019.

Chicago in 2019

I am a regular at Bournemouth parkrun, which is where I met David and Spencer in 2019, standing in as VI guide on a handful of occasions when Cliffe had other commitments.

As I prepare for a few longer runs in the second half of 2020, including a marathon in Valencia in December with my son, I hope to run with David as we build and maintain our fitness to run together in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon on 3rd October, raising money for Guide Dogs charity.”

David and John at Bournemouth parkrun

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