Welcome to my marathon blog. I hope to post at least once a week, to keep all my supporters and sponsors informed of my progress. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Why am I running a marathon? Good question. It’s just been something I’ve always wanted to do but I now wish I’d decided to do it earlier.
I entered the ballot for the 2017 London Marathon as soon as it opened on the 2nd May 2016. To be honest I never really expected to get a place but on the 11th October I received an email and magazine saying I was successful. I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock, then panic and then joy.
This was my chance to fulfil my dreams of running a marathon and also to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Please visit my Virgin Money Giving page to find out my reasons for supporting this very worthwhile charity.
When I mentioned my wish to run a marathon several years ago to my father, he said, “You’re mad, but do it. Why not?” Unfortunately my father passed away in September 2015 but I hope he would have been pleased to know that I decided to go for it.
So here I am, with the support of my wonderful husband Alan, training 3 times a week, in good weather and bad, and hoping to raise lots of money for Prostate Cancer UK and fulfil my dream of running a marathon.