MORE of you have been sharing your London Marathon stories, so here's another roundup of all the runners we've missed.

Mike Dovaston, David Hayes, Vicky Bolton and Charlotte Parry joined the 40,000 plus strong crowd of runners taking part in the famous event.

Mike, 42, signed up to the race because family friend Kelsey Roberts was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer at the young age of 19 two years ago. Now, aged 21 she is living with the disease and Mike wanted to raise money for research into better treatments.

Mike said: “This was my fifth marathon and they don’t get any easier!

“I ran 560 miles of training this year alone. Thank you to everyone that has helped us raise £1,100 for Ovarian Cancer Action’s research.”

Cary Wakefield, chief executive of Ovarian Cancer Action, said: “We are so proud of our Team OCA runners, who have so far collective raised over £33,000.

“The London Marathon is not just a 26.2 mile race, it is months of training and incredible fundraising. Donations help accelerate progress in the treatment, care and survival of ovarian cancer, because we believe women deserve better.”

Vicky Bolton, from Oswestry ran the marathon for the Dolywern Leonard Cheshire Disability Home.

For Vicky, it was her second second marathon in as many years.

Vicky said: "I finished in seven hours and six minutes. I’m 49, chubby and only started running two and a half years ago! I found it extremely tough this year.

"My legs were cramping all the way and I really wanted to give up at mile six. But I had tremendous support from my family and friends who cheered me on and sent me messages whilst I was running, and with a bit of mind over matter, I managed to get around and cross the finish line.

"A wonderful young lady from Nottingham helped me get through the last six miles, with encouragement and determination.

"I’m now almost fully recovered now, no injuries just sore legs, and getting ready for my next race in three weeks."

Meanwhile David Hayes, from St. Martins was competing in the event as part of a greater trilogy, the London Classic.

The three events include the London Marathon, as well as a 100 mile Ride 109 bike ride and a two mile swim in Hyde Park.

David said: "The trilogy was what they call the London Classic. You have to complete the three events held in London.

"I did all these for Breast Cancer Now this year and picked up my marathon medal and London Classic this weekend.

"My wife Joan past away in October 2017 and I wanted to do something positive to make a difference.

"Breast Cancer Now's objective is for everyone who gets Breast Cancer from 2050 will live and live well. Pretty positive wont you say.

"So far I've raised over £1,200 and I'm looking to get to over £2,500 if I can."

Charlotte Parry, from Oswestry decided to run as part of a team raising money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Charlotte said: "I chose to raise money for RNIB as I’m partially sighted, so far we’ve raised over £3500. 

"My partner matthew evans was my guide runner, he did an incredible job keeping me safe but also helping to keep me motivated on our training runs!

"The most emotional part has got to be going over tower bridge, hearing everyone calling your name, willing you to keep going.

"None of this would have been possible without my guide, my best friend Matt, and to him I am forever thankful.

"We’ve had such an incredible experience and I for one can’t wait to do it again, well maybe not too soon."