London Marathon 2017

I am a 51 year old Londoner and ran my first London marathon in 2016. It was a fantastic experience. I blogged a bit about it here. And then I entered the ballot for 2017 and the next thing I know I won a place. So I am off again, running the streets of London. Hoping to share some of the journey here. READ MORE

  • Nov20201610:48 a.m.

    Christmas has come early Latest

    My partner shouted up the stairs "you've got a ballot place in the 2017 London marathon".

    Bleary eyed and hungover I wondered how he knew. No one had phoned and...

  • May04201611:35 p.m.

    Withdrawal symptoms.

    well it is over a week since the London Marathon. what a day that was. i have relived it many times since. it was a real buzz  I now see where the name...

  • Apr2520165:39 p.m.

    An amazing day

    Well all great things must come to an end. And what an end it was. My first London Marathon was a day I will never forget. i have to confess to being slightly...

  • Apr2320162:22 p.m.

    a little excited

    One day to go. Well in fact one half day to go. I am feeling excited, a little scared, quite a bit under trained, and wish I had given up eating all the pies....

  • Apr1920169:40 p.m.

    A-Z marathon mantras

    I can't recall when I had my brain wave but one day I realised that there were 26 letters in the alphabet.  And then I realised there were 26 miles in a...

  • Apr16201610:21 a.m.

    Gonna Fly Now

    I can't believe it is only a week away now. i have turned into a marathon obsessive. i found myself yesterday watching the entire London Marathon broadcast...

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