I have a place in the MDS 2011, with my son Ben who ran it in 2004. it seemed so far in the future when i paid the deposit, and now its only 7 months away!
Be pleased to meet up with anyone in the Leicester area, who is running the MDS,I shasll be running the Leicester Marathon in October with my 10Kg rucksack as part of my preparation. So lookout for me near the back of the pack.
My daughter was a race organiser for Cancer Research UK Race for Life, and I have acted as the "Back marshall" for many of her events. I have had the opportunity to chat to some of the ladies who were at the rear of the field and without exception their determination to finish has been inspiring.
Hi Rebecca If this is your first Marathon i would suggest that you keep to your training, it will be hard at first but you will suddenly find that you can run further than you thought, in fact if you are building up your long runs and you get to the end of your road and feel like it, run round the block to add another half K. If you can get upto 20miles in training a couple of weeks before the FLM you will be fine.
Don't worry about your time, enjoy the day, the crowds are fantastic and you will not believe the difference of running with people cheering you on , compared with a lonely solitary run on a cold sunday morning. Are you running for a charity? My daughter works for Whizz Kidz and they have teams of cheerers who will look out for your running vest and give you a morale raising cheer, and i am sure that the other charities do the same. Good luck Nigel. FLM running number 11000