Harris Lamb Blog – 25th April
25th April, 2011.
By Lance Turner, Agency.
Jog off into the ice bath anyway, that was my first reaction when I crossed the finishing line of the London Marathon a week or so ago…..
… I completed my first (and last) marathon in 4h 47m which, given that this is the first competitive race I have entered since egg and spoon races at school, I was very pleased indeed. I was lucky enough to run most of the race with my training partner Robin Mayo and I think this really helped to keep both of us focused and motivated especially in the latter stages of the race.
I have to say the crowd along the route really do provide the ‘12th man’ in the support they give to all those taking part with their waving, cheering and general noise and buzz that is very uplifting.
My partner Ellen was waiting for me at the end and the relief, pain and joy nearly proved too much for me but the money that I raised for Leukaemia Care looks to be something over £2,500 so a huge thank you to all who supported me and Robin too as he has raised a similar amount for St Richards Hospice.
My aim was to beat the 5 hour barrier and I also broke my personal target which really pleased me – and no I, didn’t run the marathon dressed as a parrot but I did get overtaken by a man carrying a washing machine on his back!
I feel I have joined an elite club having completed a marathon and their are now 4 of us at Harris Lamb who have done so too; Claire, Nick and Andy Lamb. I wonder who will be the 5th one?
If you would still like to donate my web site is www.justgiving.com/lanceturner
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