Category Archives: Marathon

Marathon Rivalry and Success

A smile for Helen, who took this great pic, and the family!

They trained together for much of the year, starting in Daytona and going right through to last week, and there was inter-team competition all the way through between Corvette’s  Olly and Antonio Garcia.

Yesterday Olly completed the Virgin London Marathon, running for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, in 2 hours and 58 minutes while Antonio completed the Madrid Marathon in 3hours and 2 minutes.  It was just as close over 26.2 miles as over 24 hours!!

Of the 36,000 runners, Olly finished 1073rd overall and 624th in his age group.

Long may the competition continue.

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Olly To Run A Long Beach Marathon

Olly running for CFT in the 08 London Marathon

After setting a personal best time of 2 hours 54 minutes and 20 seconds in last year’s Virgin London Marathon, Corvette Racing star driver Oliver Gavin not only led the British Racing Drivers Club team of drivers to the finish line but also towards an amazing £100,000 of fund-raising for the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity. Read more →

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Fundraising High For BRDC Marathon Team

The 14 members of the British Racing Drivers Club who took part in April’s Virgin London Marathon are still on a high from their exploits.  Not only did several of them, including Olly, exceed personal records in terms of running time, but they have also collectively raised £100,000 for the CLIC Sargent charity – more than doubling the original target. Read more →

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New personal Marathon record in London

Oliver Gavin beats the travel odds to set new personal Marathon record

International sports car driver, Oliver Gavin, of Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire today completed the Virgin London Marathon in a time of 2 hours 54 minutes and 20 seconds, setting a new personal best time and also helping to raise over £88,000 for the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity. Read more →

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2010 Season preview

Oliver Gavin lining up for a busy racing year

The flag is ready to drop for the start of a busy racing year for Northamptonshire-based Oliver Gavin. Not only is Oliver just about to leave his home in Yardley Hastings for the United States to take part in the American Le Mans Series season-opening 12 hour race in Sebring, Florida, but he’s also approaching the final stages of training for April’s Virgin London Marathon. Read more →

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2010 London Marathon

As many of you will know I am running the London Marathon once again. The challenge is a great focus for maintaining a good level of fitness, but the event is incredibly important to many charities. It is a valued opportunity to raise money that simply can’t be missed.

This year I have managed to persuade a few British Racing Driver Club (BRDC) members to join me. After only a little arm twisting we have formed team of 14 to run for the lead charity for the first Virgin London Marathon. Read more →

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2009 London Marathon

I’m taking part in the Flora London Marathon 2009 on 26/04/2009 to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK and we’d really appreciate your support.

I will be running with a group of guys from the village I live in, called Yardley Hastings.  It’s a mixed bunch, some fast, some slower, others just aiming to get round but we’re all running for a good cause. Read more →

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Oliver Gavin Wins The Race Of The Racers

Corvette Racing’s British sportscar champion, Oliver Gavin, set an endurance record of a different kind in today’s Flora London Marathon. Running for Bowel Cancer UK, Olly finished the race in just 3 hrs and 10 seconds, a new personal best time, and was placed a remarkable 952nd overall. Read more →

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