Posts Tagged ‘marathon’


Yesterday I ran the Loch Ness Marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes and 27 seconds. Today I am in utter agony but am still smiling like an idiot. Many thanks to all of you who sponsored me.  To date, I’ve raised almost £2,700 for Cancer Research UK.  My mum would have been delighted. xxx

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Sunday is marathon day. Gulp. I’ve been training for months.  But not quite as hard as I could have, perhaps.  The longest run I’ve done in preparation is 18 miles.  People keep telling me that’s fine: if I can do that in training, I can do the extra 8.1 miles on the actual day.  I [...]

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Just three months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, my mum, Beth Harrison, died earlier this year.   Though those months were horribly difficult for her, Mum faced her illness with tremendous courage and, as always, never stopped thinking of others. Just one example of this was her request that I run a marathon to [...]

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