I started running in 2000 and ran the London marathon in 2001. This proved to be my best time of 4.50.I ran again in 2002. When my daughter was 18 we ran London together in 2006 and went on to run New York in the same year and then Chicago in 2007 and Boston and Berlin this year raising over £10,000 for three different charities. We have had the most fabulous time together and really enjoyed the experience but feel that we did not reach our full potential. I am now 49 and would love to run one more marathon with help and support to help me achieve the best that I am capable of. I do take the training very seriously and am very motivated but also enjoy encouraging other people to start running, the problem being that most of them normally end up running off in front of me! After every marathon I normally say that this is the last one but then I just get the longing to do another one and have entered Silverstone half. I hope that I am an inspiration to other people who are not so young to see that an ordinary person like me can make these achievements even though my times may not be fast. I would be thrilled if I was picked for this, to have this opportunity would be amazing!