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...
I ran the Flora London Marathon in 2007 and loved it. I have entered the ballot every year since but have not been successful, so was very happy to be given a chance this year to join the Tonbridge AC baggage handling team in the Mall.We had
.Having run the Bupa Great South Run two years on the trot as the Gingerbread Man, I took the decision that the Virgin London Marathon 2010 would be the year the Gingerbread Man ran. At the same time my brother informed that his partner had been diagnosed
The London Marathon is truly one of the greatest races of all time. I’m a person who loves a challenge and I certainly love an adventure and my race yesterday was certainly that. The first half of the race was fine. At the halfway point I thought I
I did it, I finished the Virgin London Marathon. It took me 6:38:12 but I succeeded.I had been inspired by a motivational speaker, Miles Hilton-Barber, back in October 2008. His talk made me want to push my personal boundaries. I have a 50th
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 :(
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 ...
I ran the course four times in 24 hours (well 22hrs08mins). I set off from The Mall at 5:20pm on Saturday 16th and ran to Greenwich, then Greenwich to The Mall, The Mall to Greenwich and then the Official Virgin London Marathon to raise funds
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
The Virgin London Marathon was my first ever marathon. Previously I'd run the Bupa Great North Run and, having been hooked on the atmosphere and the fantastic sense of achievement, I set my sights on the London Marathon.With four months of five
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