IT'S nearly time...

You've put the hours in, selected your running gear and now all you can think about is pulling on your trainers - it must be London Marathon week.

Thousands of runners will be heading to the capital on Sunday for one of the world's most famous races.

But here's some of the runners from our area that we will be keeping our eyes peeled for on TV.

Good luck everyone!

Click through the gallery above to see our London Marathone heroes from Warrington and then read their stories below.

1. I'm running the London Marathon for Mind the Mental Health Charity. This is so I can help raise awareness of mental health issues. I also want to inspire people like myself who suffer that anything is possible. 

2. Mike Metcalfe from Appleton running london again after getting a good for age reuslt at the 2016 London Marathon of 2:53:48. 

3. I am running the London Marathon for Whizz Kidz. Hoping to break 3 hours. Paul Corless

4. I will be running the London Marathon for the National Autistic Society. Ian Pike from Lymm aged 48.

5. Christine Goodship, 49, Running for British Lung Foundation & in memory of her wonderful mum who passed away in April 2016, suffering from COPD. goodship

Photo taking during training, running Wrexham Half Marathon.

6. This is my husband Steve Millard he is running the London marathon for the first time this year to raise money for Phab kids- a charity which helps disabled children become more independent by providing support through events/ clubs and residential holidays.

7. I am running this year's London Marathon after waiting 5 years to get a place. I am running for to raise money for St Roccos Hospice.  I have ran marathons before, but am really looking forward to London. I am part of Warrington Running Club and several members are also doing London this year. Being part of a big running club has made my training more enjoyable, there is always somebody else who needs a long run too. I am really looking forward to this challenge and raising money for this worthy cause.  I am 54. This is my 11th marathon & my link for my Just Giving Page is 

8. A baker is hoping that completing the London Marathon will be the icing on the cake having only took up running a year ago.

Click here to read her story. 

9. Wendy Gidman, aged 49, and her daughter Pippa Gidman, aged 19, will be raising funds and awareness of charity Spinal Research, a cause close to their hearts.

The pair were inspired to raise funds and awareness as Darren Gidman, aged 51, Wendy’s husband and Pippa’s dad, underwent surgery for seven hours at the Walton Centre to remove a tumour in his spine. 

Click here to read more. 

10. UCLAN law student Francesca Balon, aged 20, had only run 5k distances until a year ago before deciding to start running outdoors and aim for the London Marathon.

Click here to read her story. 

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Contributed by Louise Rooke

This is my husband Richard Rooke. After 7 applications he was chuffed to get a place through the ballet. It's too on his bucket list to and just celebrated a big birthday it's perfect timing! With dodgy knees and runners ankle, it will take all his strength to finish this race. Raising over £400 to his chosen charity MIND, will spur him on! Go Rik! We know you're gonna smash it!!!

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Contributed by Rachel Fitzsimon

I'm running London marathon for the first time this year and can't wait to soak up the experience! My running buddy max can't manage the full 26.2 miles with his little 4 legs tho! Rachel Fitzsimon

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Run Sandymoor member Darran Wilson, is taking part in the London Marathon this weekend, all the RS Crew wish him luck!
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