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"Comprehensive Tour Packages For London Marathon and Ride London. Travel : Hotel : Support"



WRP Tours is the trading name of Weston Running Promotions, a business established in 1989 by the husband and wife partnership of runners John and Margaret Joyner.

From its inception, WRP Tours has been based upon the simple premise that the very best event organisation occurs when experienced runners organise either events or tours for other runners, and today’s team certainly has a wealth of practical experience.

After 25 successful years, major changes have taken place. Daughter Caroline has taken a more direct role in the year-round running of the business, and race organiser, senior athletics official and ex-marathon runner Roland Gibbard has become an business partner.

John has successfully operated WRP Tours for over 25 years from its base in Weston-super-Mare, running events and tours both within the UK and abroad.  He is an experienced race organiser and a Senior Race Scrutineer for UK Athletics. He passionately believes in giving runners the best possible experience at all times, as evidenced by his willingness to talk to and advise any runner, no matter what their ability. He constantly strives to offer the best customer service around which has enabled WRP Tours to build its reputation for excellent customer care, quality advice and incredibly well-organised tours. Roland, Cathy and John

Roland admits to once being a runner – he has a best of 2hr 20m for a marathon from the mid-1980s. He has competed in many marathons, both here in the UK and in Europe and North America. He brings to the partnership a wealth of running contacts and expertise built up over the years. His introduction has meant we can continue to offer the best service possible. He brings an analytical mind to the business side of things, allowing us to constantly improve the events and tours we offer, whilst also possessing a superb understanding of running marathons.

Caroline has worked for WRP for the last 15 years as our Office Manager and is in charge of Novotel London West, our largest hotel, over the Marathon weekend. During that time Caroline has worked on all aspects of the London Marathon weekend tour, from couriering coaches from the West Country, greeting clients upon arrival, to taking a coach out to the start on Sunday morning, hosting the Sunday afternoon post-race reception – she has done the lot!

Complimenting those mentioned above will be a team of experienced personnel working to give you the best experience possible. Senior members of the 2015 team will include qualified coaches and race directors. Between them the team have completed over 200 marathons with finishing times varying from 2:20 to 5:30 hrs, so they can definitely relate to everyone!

The WRP team has a wealth of practical experience and can offer coaching and advice to those with less experience. You will be in very capable hands – evidenced by the fact that in a recent survey over 98% of our guests said that they would either use our services again or recommend them.






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