My 2004 London Marathon

Time: 3:57

What a fantastic day!  

My first Marathon - My goal was to just break 4 hours - I managed 3:57:09.  Unfortunately I missed the RW pacers at the blue start.  

A big thanks to Runners World magazine and forums for all the info in the past few weeks and months - I faithfully followed the training schedules and articles on hydration and fuelling - I had no problems and didn't even hit the wall!  

The best moment - realising that I have raised over £2250 for my charities - SeeSaw in Oxford and Ty Bryngwyn Hospice in Llanelli within my goal time.  

A big thanks to all the spectators - it wasn't the best day to be out.  Hearing my name being called out all way round was a great morale boost - particularly along the Embankment and Birdcage Walk. 

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