Marathons are often added to a ‘bucket list’ along with sky dives, marrying George Clooney and swimming with dolphins. Since I’m scared of heights, he’s already taken and I’ve been there done that, the London Marathon 2015 reached the top of my list…which I completed in a respectable 4:46. Not bad for a 40 something mum of 3.
I wasn’t entirely new to running having notched up a few 10ks and half marathons (Royal Parks Half being the first in 2011), so I knew what to expect from the training. Although what I didn’t expect was a huge passion for running and a desire to keep going after my first, and supposedly only, Marathon.
I’ve since run 5 more Half Marathons (PB 2:02, at Surrey Half 2016) and another full marathon in Brighton 2016 (4:48) and yet I still don’t feel ‘done’, so I’m back for more with the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in the Autumn.