London Marathon – Sharon is on her way! See the journey to date!
12th March 2019
Six Weeks to London Marathon – My Journey So Far
It has been cold, wet, windy, snowy and did I say wet – yes very wet putting in the miles training for the marathon and now I have just six weeks to go. My fundraising goal for Action for Children is pushing me on through the miles as I have clocked up some challenging practice runs.
The first of which was the Royal Parks 10k Series where I surpassed my expectations to complete it and win my first medal. This 10k also saw the test ‘run’ of my chosen attire for the marathon – my Wonder Woman outfit. I was happy to see other competitors smile and enjoy the costume and I was happy that it was race worthy!
I have since completed two half marathons: the Hillingdon Half Marathon – where I took a wrong turn and ended up running an additional mile – and Sunday’s Vitality Big Half . The 13.1 mile route started at the iconic Tower Bridge in the heart of the city and finished by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
With gale force winds to contend with this was an enormously challenging run. I am still unsure as to how I was sectioned off for the start in the pouring rain with the elite runners including Mo Farah but the possible administrative error spurred me on to run the best time I could have hoped for: 2hrs and 12 minutes.
With these runs under my Wonder Woman belt I feel that the marathon is now in touching distance and I need to keep digging deep for the last push with the final goal in sight.
Action for Children is committed to helping vulnerable children and young people, and their families, throughout the UK. The charity’s 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 522 services in the UK, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.
Action for Children also supports people in areas as diverse as disability respite therapy, foster care, adoption and child neglect.
Any donations however small will be gratefully appreciated.
My justgiving link
Action for Children link
Why I’m running the London Marathon link