I am pleased to say I have once again managed to complete the London Marathon and at the same time raised awareness of both Sands and Alzheimers (running jointly for both these charities) and of course much-needed funds. Although my time was not my
Well, I have just completed my second London Marathon. My first one in 2009 was the last Flora sponsored event. I ran 4:27 in 2009 and was really disappointed and it was only a few days later I started to enjoy my achievement. This time in 2011 I
My first marathon completed and what a great day the London Marathon was (especially racing to Wembley after to see Stoke thrash Bolton 5-0) but the slight disappointment is the medals, there isn't anywhere to scribe your name and time onto them :(
The London Marathon felt more like an obstacle course than a race. I spent half of every mile looking at the floor trying to dodge the half-empty discarded water bottles. After every Lucozade gel station the floor was like an ice rink where
I had a problem with my achillies and was in agony by mile 8, however my personal trainer gave up his race to stay with me and he encouraged me, bullied me and supported me all the way to the finish line. I owe this race to him and can never thank him enough. It was very hot but ...
So whose bright idea was it to run the London Marathon? After all, there are better ways to celebrate being 50.Anyway, having 'made my bed' I lined up (or rather cuddled up) with all those other runners who'd decided that the best way to celebrate
into the marathon again next year I think I will have to review my race day refuelling again!Anyone have any other ideas on how to refuel during races?!I am really pleased with my time and without the pit stop I may have just snuck in under the four-hour mark
My husband ran the race. In training, just about everything for months had gone to plan. He set off strong. The family saw him at mile 12 and he looked good and happy - he was aiming for four hours. We were all waiting on Birdcage Walk, banners and balloons blowing in the wind. F...
of water with vitamin C and two paracetamol – yum!My kit was packed the night before and I was ready to leave at 7.30am. Being a VIP, Transport for London agreed to take me free of charge to Greenwich (as long as I could show my race number 41543). A short
Saturday started early, with a big breakfast and a lift to the train station to meet my running partner Frizzer. This would be the first time that I had been to London as an adult, and I was as excited as a kid at Christmas!We dropped our bags
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