Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and now 81 days 5 hours 13 minutes until the start of the Budapest Marathon!
Welcome to a weight loss project that got seriously out of control. On April 23rd I completed London for the second time. This time, alongside my three fellow Egdon Heath Harriers Hayley, Mel and Kim we managed to raise over £11,000 for our chosen children’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent. Since then my thirteenth marathon has been completed, the first ever Dorchester marathon, and White Star’s Giant’s Head Marathon is coming up soon, at the end of June.
Thanks to so many people who have supported me since it first occurred to me that perhaps I could be a marathon runner. After being slightly disappointed with this year’s time I’ve already bagged a place for next year with CLIC Sargent, so of course any donations would be hugely appreciated – click here to go to my new Just Giving page.
I started running in an attempt to lose some weight early in 2013. But also I had a vague aspiration to run the London marathon, just once, and in under four hours. Well I completed London in April 2014, but it took over four hours. And so a second marathon followed, Paris 2015, and this time the four hour barrier was breached. So many people have supported me so generously on this journey and have helped so far to raise around £10000 for this great charity.
As for 2016, in April I ran (and I’m afraid partly walked) the 40th Manchester Marathon (which was apparently the right length!), although I was not quite able to repeat the Paris heroics. But I did also spend a great day in Liverpool on the trail of the Fab Four! North Dorset followed, along with the wonderful White Star Running’s Giant’s Head Marathon and East Farm Frolic. And in September a quite memorable trip to run the world’s fastest (but sadly not for me) marathon in Berlin, and a week later Bournemouth.