Why? Our son Jonathan ran in the London Marathon today and completed it in 4hrs 17mins raising nearly £5,000 for his chosen charity which he explains in the testament he wrote for his fundraising page -which I thought you might like to read. (Ive taken out the links to his fundraising - this wasn't the object of this post)
Many thanks for vistitng this page.
Running the London Marathon has long been a challenge I have thought about undertaking. I am privileged to be running for Action for A-T. This Charity was set up by my colleague Toby Read in order to help his daughter Evie and others suffering from this degenerative childhood disease. http://www.actionforat.org
Toby and his family have done a truly incredible job with the charity to date and if I can do my small part in making some form of contribution then I will feel I have accomplished a great deal.
Training really started last year when I ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October (..when you finish the half it is almost incomprehensible that you then have to run another half in the full Marathon).
I am now up to 19 miles in training and with your help and sponsorship behind me this will quite literally push me over the finish line. At times you do question getting up 6.30am on a Sunday to run 16 or 17 miles in the wet and wind (and my word it has been wet and windy this winter). However when you are out running the streets and you think you are at your lowest ebb, you only need a moment to think why you are doing this and your pace gets faster, your legs feel lighter as you realise you actually have a chance of contributing to Toby's Charity and ultimately the quality of Evie's life "
I know I'm biased, and thousands do this all the time - but I AM his mum after all!! A fabulous day that will remain in our memory bank forever.
Oh, and I was just about to wrap up when Jonny sent me this that a friend sent him - and oh so true.
I really am going now. See you all soon.