My 2004 London Marathon

How was it for you? - Quotes and pictures from London 04

Posted: 21 April 2004
by Ian T Cooper

Time: 4:22

Aged 61 and running for only 15 months. Had a wonderful day achieving my target of 4hr 22min exactly on target thanks to Steven, our 10 min/mile pacer. Success due to following RW 9min/mile training programe but having enough sense to lower my sights to 10min/miles, more suitable to an aged virgin marathon runner.

My wife proud, daughter astonished but full of admiration, but I have only one problem. I promised wife this was a one off event for me. Yet another lie she will eventually find out about. Well done to all the other runners. Now to the champagne and send thank you letters to all my sponsors who far have helped me to raise £14,000 for Myasthenia Gravis Association. Someone told me it rained all day. I never noticed.

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