I woke up on Sunday morning to find the previous day’s weather forecast was completely wrong. The sun was shining as I walked to Greenwich Park which lifted my spirits as the London Marathon beckoned. I had set myself a realistic time for completing the course, given that it was nearly 10 years since I ran my last marathon, and I was therefore somewhat older! However, I was determined to cross the line in under 5 hours 30 minutes which I achieved with 7 minutes to spare despite a degree of cramp setting in between miles 19 and 23.
The crowds were amazing and the largest I have ever seen along the entire route. I met up with a number of the other 300 runners raising money for Alzheimer’s Research along the way and managed to pass 4 of the rhinos!
A huge thank you to each of my sponsors for your support which was greatly appreciated and made my final marathon all the more rewarding. To run for Alzheimer’s Research in memory of my mother was a great privilege. Thus far including the Gift Aid, which the Charity can reclaim, I have raised over £9,500 for this amazing organisation. The work being undertaken is invaluable for reasons which are all too well known and hopefully this contribution will help to bring relief to those suffering from the disease in the future.
Thank you once again for helping to make the London Marathon on 2nd October 2022 a day which I will never forget.