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My Marathon

My legs are still aching from the London marathon 2 days ago. I completed the course in 3 hours and 48 minutes which is a personal best for me. I’m really pleased with that effort. All the training paid off and I raised over £1,000 for charity.

Unfortunately, the chip on my shoe was faulty and I can’t get any of my splits off the site. My published time will be compiled from photo evidence but this will be from the clock at the finish line which started at the start of the race rather than when I crossed the start line. I shouldn’t be annoyed but I am!

Another piece of technology that appeared to spectacularly fail was the Adidas innovation that allowed supporters to follow runners via mobile internet and SMS messages. A few people I know experienced problems with it and were not kept abreast of runners movements.

It’s a shame because it was a great idea. Hopefully next year…the glitches will have been ironed out… After saying that I wouldn’t – I’ve already registered for the next one

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Running London

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday I am running the London Marathon on behalf of Children with Leukaemia

 

First, the fun stuff… We are having a bit of a post marathon blowout at The Metropolitan by Westbourne Park Tube from 4pm. It would be great if you could join and celebrate with a few beers. We have reserved a big downstairs area so should be lots of fun. The pub is located at 60 Great Western Road, Westbourne Park, W11 1AB.

 

Now, the serious stuff…

 

I need YOUR help and donations. I know money is a bit tight at the moment but any donation be it large or small would me more than appreciated. It only takes 3 minutes to do and makes a massive difference to this amazing charity…. I’ve spent the past few months pounding pavements, running round parks and drinking copious amount of soft drinks so it would be great if you could help me make it worthwhile with whatever you can afford…. Just go to https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/mattk to support me…

 

Hopefully see you all  on Sunday…

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