TWIN SISTERS from Huddersfield will be among thousands streaming through the streets in tomorrow’s London Marathon.
Margaret Beever and Angela Jordan, both 30, have been training for months for the gruelling 26-mile event which will be televised live on BBC1 from 8.30am.
They know it will be hard going and are relying on a bit of sisterly competition to see them through to the finishing line – but they might not finish together.
Finance manager Margaret, who is married and lives in Outlane, said: “There’s always a bit of competition between us, but we always seem to swap and change who is out in front so it is going to be interesting who wins this one.
“We always start off together, but then one goes out in front towards the end.
“I’m really excited about it, but a bit nervous.”
The sisters grew up Marsh and were pupils at St Patrick’s RC School and later All Saints’ Catholic College. They both studied at Greenhead College before parting ways to go to different universities.
Margaret, a member of the Stainland Lions running club, went to Loughborough University.
Chemist Angela – who now lives in Macclesfield, Cheshire – studied at Leicester University.
The duo have always shared a love of running and meet up regularly for training sessions.
Margaret said: “We are both very similar and it is nice that we do it together.
“We encourage each other to do the training and it keeps us going.”
The twins recently completed a 20-mile race in Morecambe and are now feeling positive about the marathon.
They will be running for the British Lung Foundation and have already raised £2,400.
Margaret added: “I’ve really enjoyed the training. The weather has been quite good so it hasn’t been bad at all.
Margaret has also just won a national cross country competition.
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