Twenty year old Alexander Scott took on the 2003 London Marathon in aid of the Westminster Tree Trust. Alexander had never enjoyed running as a child, so it was with surprise that his parents and friends greeted the news that he wanted to run 26.2 miles – but run it he did, and impressively. He trained hard while working for his management degree at St. Andrew’s University, and made full use of ‘that famous beach’ where Chariots of Fire was so inspirationally shot!
Alexander completed the course in just under five hours, raising more than six and a half thousand pounds for Westminster Tree Trust.
“After months of training up at St Andrews, sometimes on bitterly cold and stormy nights, occasionally feeling I had bitten off more than I could chew, the day itself seemed to creep up upon me quicker than I had expected. I finished all 26.2 miles in the respectable time of 4 hours 56 minutes, quite surprising myself. All the way round there were hundreds of spectators cheering all the runners on, giving the run a wonderful carnival atmosphere. Crossing the finishing line was one of my truly great experiences and is something I will never forget.”