London Marathon Walk – 23rd September 2017

Finish Line

This is the best part of the race… this is when the excruciating pain of the last 6.2 miles fades, this is when you can finally say “WE DID IT”, I did it… You have to experience it to understand it.

It is such a big deal, and I am well proud of myself for completing it…

At the … “Start of the Race” …

This was at the beginning of the race when we three solo
marathon walkers set out our strategy. Pretty much the blind leading the blind since none of us had walked a marathon before.

Here we go … For 20 miles we joked, we laughed, we sang, danced and talked like pros… about TV, cinema, sports and hobbies… Then the wheels almost fell off at 22 miles… This was the time to dig our heels in… it was not funny anymore… this was no longer a walk in the park… but a slog on the tarmac… This is when you start to see stars… When you feel your heels are on fire, your knees buckling at every step… A Chimp Paradox… Will I make it to the finish line?…

Middle of the race…

We had a great time, the weather was great, and London sightings worth our while… from walking through Whitehall garden, along the Regent Canal, through London Zoo, walking down the Mall, around Buckingham Palace and being a first timer on the famous wobbly Millennium Bridge… it was a very interesting day spent raising funds for a worthy cause.

Dreams do come true

I have always wanted to take part in some Marathon of some sort… so proud I did it for my very own charity… Bhamuson Foundation…

My Pride & Joy

Funds Raised

Total Fundraised = £1,942.20
Gift Aid (Potential) = £361.55
Grand Total = £2,303.75

My Marathon statistics

Miles = 26.2 miles
Pace = 12:31 min/km
Position = 271 (Total 800)
Time = 9:13:19 (3 breaks)

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