I ran the London Marathon on 25 April 2010, finishing in 4:46:26. It
means I'm pretty much average for my age group (60-64), but only when
I compare myself with the people who actually ran the London Marathon,
many of whom had put in months of training. If I include all the
people who never ran, who never put in an application to run, and all
those who never run anywhere, I'm a long way up front.
Arriving at the start.
"What am I letting myself in for?"
Crossing Tower Bridge.
Almost half way.
Tower Bridge again, just a few yards further on.
After the finish, walking along the Mall,
together with lots of other tired but happy people. No, I'm not
carrying the same bottle of Lucozade. This is the one from my goody
bag and I finished it by the time they took this picture.
Smile for the camera. The heart on the right side of my shirt is
for the British Heart Foundation. I raised about £200 for them. I wrote my name on it, and during the race I got
more people cheering on the right side than on the left, shouting "Come
on Mike". The watch on my left wrist is a GPS device so I knew
how fast I was going throughout the race. The medal round my neck is
permanently stuck to me, I can't seem to get it off.
Now I'm running the London Marathon again, on 22 April 2012, supporting the British Heart Foundation. Please send