There was a fantastic atmosphere and I was genuinely moved when one or two spectators read my bib and cheered me on. I felt emotional at times. I thought of close family members to keep me going.
This was supposed to be done in April 2020; for obvious reasons, I couldn’t. So, I had to start again with my training.
I trained through the rain, wind, cold, heat, menopause, self doubt, piriformis syndrome and chaffing.
I’m proud of myself.
I was hopeless at sports at school. Anything to do with running, catching, throwing and balancing; then count me out!
I took up running in my 30s and found that I could run long distances; albeit slowly!
So I’m thrilled of what I achieved and would encourage anyone who is able, to take up running. It’s a great stress reliever, even regular, short runs keep you fit and it boosts self-esteem.
Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments and to those who have already donated to my chosen charity.
I did it for my partner’s Mum who died last year of Alzheimer’s. So, if this is a cause that is meaningful to you, feel free to click on the above link and donate.