Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Edinburgh Marathon update

Well I set out some 10 months ago to complete cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats & a chance conversation in a pub whilst training for this (late in the evening - use your imagination!) set me on a path that I thought I would never complete. I enrolled not in one, but three marathons & this Sunday saw me completing in my final one at Edinburgh. So after I cycled LEJOG I donned my running shoes!!

Edinburgh looked a nice route on paper. Starting up by the Castle & then descending to the coast, out to Gosford House & back to the finish at Mussleburgh. The first 3 miles were a gentle descent & with a few slight showers was a pleasant run. The last 6 miles were a complete contrast into a strong head wind. At one stage I was even struggling to walk against it!!

However my main reason for doing them, apart from personal achivement was to raise funds for charity & with your wonderful support I managed to raise in excess of £5,000 for COPS, MACS & RNLI........A hugh thank you

The three marathons were all very different. New York was hilly, London was hot & Edinburgh was windy, but I am pleased to say I got faster with each one. I think I would have broken the 6 hour barrier on Sunday, but sadly the last 6 miles put paid to that.

My marathon times

The night before, I like to be prepared

At the start with Marcella & Sandra

My finishers medal

Bye, Bye trainers, where are my cycling shoes!!

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