18 Feb: Why am I doing this to myself?

When the email came round with the opportunity to run in the 2019 London Marathon, I was well up for the challenge. It is something I have always wanted to do and it will be another thing ticked off my bucket list.

Having lost family members to cancer and most recently, my mother overcoming breast cancer – the opportunity to run for The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity was never going to be turned down.

My training started well before Christmas just to maintain a core level of fitness, however after all the over-indulgence over the festive period, I am now following the London Marathon 17 week training plan.

I am currently on week 7/8 of the plan which is a lighter week than previous where I have been running between 30-35 miles a week. The plan is a great way to train but the biggest problem at this time of year is the weather – it is either freezing cold outside, blowing a gale, raining or pitch black early or late in the day. The other problem is where I live as I have to encounter a number of hills, although I see it as no pain no gain!

Anyone that recognises me will know I wear glasses during the day, I couldn’t be bothered to put contact lenses in for a short run so if anyone sees me running round Halstead, I am probably the one almost falling over as I miss a dropped kerb! How nothing has been broken I do not know… Fingers crossed it won’t.

My training will continue over the coming weeks and I will be posting weekly updates on how my training is going.

What I am doing is nothing compared to the great work of the Helen Rollason charity – they are funded completely by fundraising and donations. If you would like to sponsor me for this worthy charity, please visit my Just Giving page. I would also like to thank everybody who has already sent a donation.

25 Feb: Feeling rough but still on-track

The plan this week was to get back on the training schedule after a week of reduced running following the marathon plan (just the 30 miles this week!) – however having two young children, they had different plans. Kids seem to pick every germ up this time of the year and have kindly given me a nice cough and cold.

I have still managed to get out 3 times this week, dropping one of my mid-week runs to try and shift this cold.

Not all bad though with views like this…


4 Mar: Coming soon…


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the personal views of the Author and other professionals may express different views. They may not be the views of Lambert Chapman LLP. The material in the article cannot and should not be considered as exhaustive. Professional advice should be sought in connection with any of the issues contained in the article and the implementation of any actions.


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