Pete Whitmore's 2014 London Marathon Journey!

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Pete Whitmore's 2014 London Marathon Journey!

This is the story of the journey that will take me to the finish line of the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon (I hope!)...I will be running for the Diani Children Support Centre in Kenya and Cardiac Risk in the Young here in the UK...details of how to sponsor me can be found on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PeteWhitmore

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These are the bestest of days!

When I woke up at 6am on the Old Kent Road, I could not possibly had envisaged how the day would play out. The nervousness and excitement were apparent as I made my way on the bus with my wife, Tracy to Waterloo East station to catch the train to Blackh...

It's London Marathon Eve!

This will be my last blog before the big day as I rest here in a hotel room on the Old Kent Road. The whole of London seems to be alive tonight and I have already bumped in to a number of runners on the way down here. Everybody is buzzing!  It seems a l...

It's the Final Countdown!

After around seven months of preparation, I am now only a few days away from what will undoubtedly be the toughest physical and mental charity challenge of my life so far! I must confess to being somewhat nervous and even downright scared, but my overwh...

Training, training, training!

So, now we are in to the last four weeks of training, I can look back at how it has gone so far and look forward to the starting line in London! The training started in earnest in October/November and I have been slowly growing the distances as I learne...

A fundraising saga!

I must admit that I naively thought that setting up a fundraising page for two charities, albeit that one was outside of the UK would be straightforward, but it has proved to be a challenge. First, I was informed that as the Diani charity was in Kenya, ...

In the beginning!

In the beginning my eldest son, Ash called me out from work to give me a letter In mid October! Little did I realise how much that acceptance letter would change my life. My first emotions were ones of joy, shock and then fear...or maybe they were in a ...