This Sunday morning more than 30,000 people will tackle the London Marathon and amongst the throng of participants will be a number of Football League club employees.

Now in its 32nd year, the 26.2 mile course winds around the capital from Blackheath, near Greenwich, past London's historic sites and financial centre to eventually finish anything up to five hours later on The Mall.

And from Chairmen, to webmasters and physios, staff from clubs up and down the country will push their bodies to the limit along the capital's gruelling course.

As well as those from clubs, over 200 runners will take on the marathon in the colours of Help the Hospices - the Official Charity Partner of The Football League for the 2011/12 season.

Of those running, Football League participants include:

Burton Albion

Andy Taylor - Community Development Manager

Charlton Athletic

Michael Slater - Chairman

Colchester United

Jonathan Duckett - Video Analyst

Coventry City

Michael McBride - Physio

Crystal Palace

Mike Rankine - Matchday PA Announcer

Hereford United

Steve Niblett - Photographer

Ipswich Town

Mark Andrews - Financial Controller and Company Secretary

Oldham Athletic

Tony Bugby - Webmaster (Tony has run in every single London Marathon)


Ian Western - Webmaster

Milton Keynes Dons

Sarah Thompson - Marketing Executive

Peterborough United

Wayne Daly - Peter Burrow (club mascot)

Scunthorpe United

Dave Clay - Commercial Assistant


Michael Dobson - former Club Captain


Matt Springham - Sports Scientist

West Ham United

Jon Urwin - Academy physiotherapist
Alan Viveash - IT technician
Marie Shirley - Corporate sales manager
David Woodfine - Head of performance analysis