The decision to sign up for the Virtual London Marathon was a little bit of a late one. The reason I decided to sign up was to test my fitness levels and really see where I was in terms of the 26.2 mile distance. Considering two marathons had been cancelled this year. The price to take part in this was a very low £20 and that included a medal and t-shirt!
Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
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It’s been one week now since the announcement that the Tokyo Marathon 2020 would be cancelled for general runners, but the elite runners 200-300 of them could still take part due to the growing concern of the Coronavirus in Japan. This was the news that I was truly hoping would not happen but to make it even worse it was actually leaked and not released official by the Tokyo Marathon first, then it would take a further four days before they would even bother to send emails to runners. It has been announced that we will get the chance to defer to 2021.
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Chicago Marathon 2019
Everything from the expo, to the start line, during the race and the finish line!
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Sunday 21st April 2018
Time: 5:19 (Course record)
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Still trying to get my head around this!
I will be running in New York City in November this year to take part in the marathon. Some how I managed to get picked in the draw for the 2018 run! This is the second time I had put my name down to do it, even crazier that I got an email earlier this week because my payment card wasn’t right. Luckily I quickly changed that and will be running an international race!
That’s right something totally crazy happened and I somehow got into the London Marathon again via the ballot! After completing my first marathon in 2016 which was London I will be back again for 2018.
Might have been a little bit better if I hadn’t signed up for Manchester a couple of weeks before the ballot results, I therefore have two marathons within 3 weeks! So you are going to see a lot of blog posts about training!
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Since the truly incredible experience of completing my first ever Marathon I have since done quite a lot of run related things!
The first was to buy some new running trainers, as mine had clocked up a lovely 311 miles (just in running, not counting the many walking miles on cool downs home). So I had been looking at the Adidas Boost collection and instead of forking out £130 and not being sure, I decided to head to an Adidas outlet and lucky enough they had some in and I got a pair at a bargain price of £35 which I thought was perfect to test out and then look to get some more in the future!
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On Sunday I managed to complete my first ever Marathon I have done the Great North Run five times but this was double the distance and therefore double the test. My panic and nerves kicked in a full week before the race and I was being physically sick. Not ideal preparation for running 26.2 miles when you cannot eat anything. As the week went on I managed to eat more everyday, which was a massive plus of course!
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