Marines attempt record-breaking marathon in London

Royal Marines during their marathon speed-march, as part of the Remembrance weekend, in London today. Credit: ITV News/Alex Forrest

Mark Scoular, a police officer and ex-Royal Marine who founded Commando 999, said that the Marines would not let the bad weather hamper their marathon challenge over Remembrance weekend.

"It is wet, but we will all be cheery and absolutely fine, I'm sure. It will be a good old pace but we are all looking forward to it."