Simon Shanks RIP

Posted by Simon Webb on 22 September 2022

**Update 10.10.2022**

Thank you to everyone who joined the tribute run for Simon Shanks. We're now also able to share the funeral details:

Celebrating the Life of

Simon Joseph Shanks


October 18th, 2022  at 2:45pm

Kingston Crematorium

Bonner Hill Road, KT1 3EZ

The Stragglers were extremely sad to hear of the untimely death of one of our members, Simon Shanks. 

Simon was a committed and determined runner and was due to run the London Marathon – his sixth marathon and first in London, so this news has come as a real shock.

We send our deepest condolences to Simon’s family, friends and loved ones.

Please do reach out to other members of the club if you feel you need to at this time.

Simon was running the London Marathon for The Purple Elephant Project. They ‘provide support for children and their families affected by attachment, developmental trauma or life experiences. Through specialist therapeutic services such as Play Therapy, we work to transform lives; enabling children to reach their full potential and a brighter future.’

Do take a look at his JustGiving page if you feel able to support this cause.


If you are unable to attend the funeral service, details for a Webcast of the service are given below: -

Watching webcast live and watch-again:-


Username:   wije0488

Password:    115672

You will be able to view the live webcast approximately 5 minutes before the service starts, which is at 3pm. Please be aware the service is in a public building and earlier services may overrun. Please use your discretion should you see activities unrelated to the service celebrating Simon's life.

In advance of the service, we strongly recommend you log in to the site and test your internet connection.



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