I can’t believe it’s all over, but it is. I completed my first running marathon in 5 hours 9 minutes and 26 seconds on 26 May in Edinburgh, and I can honestly say it’s the hardest physical challenge I have undertaken so far.
As I approach the last four weeks of training for the Edinburgh marathon I can’t help reflecting on the ups and downs of the previous few weeks both for me personally and for the running community at large.
This month I’m dedicating the first part of my blog post to my sister-in-law Mary, who sadly died after her long battle with cancer in November 2011. She would have been 69 on 1 April but Mary was nobody’s fool.