I did it!

My medal!

Just a quick post to let you know I completed the London Marathon safely. I’m now back home and in the process of writing a race report which I’ll hopefully post later today.

It was a fantastic event with some mind blowing performances but also tinged with the sad news that a fellow runner died in sight of the finish. But the response of people to her Justgiving page for the Samaritans charity who she was running for is amazing and a lasting legacy will ensure she didn’t die in vain.





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4 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. That’s awesome – Congratulations.

    I couldn’t be more jealous right now…


  2. Congratulations! 🙂


  3. Chip, congrats on the Marathon. It is sad to hear of the runner’s death. Such a tragedy. Being that close to the finish makes you wonder if this person may have had indications that they should drop out of the race but kept on going. I think we all do that sometimes.
    I didn’t mention it in my Boston recap but there was a moment on the first hill in the series of hills before Heart Break Hill that I felt altered. You know in a movie or video when one scene wipes to another? That happened to me.I was a little scared and took a few moments to get my head back on strait and assess if I should keep going.
    I did keep going and actually set a Boston Marathon PR. The problem is that when we make decisions about going on, we are altered mentally and our judgment is effected. It’s like being drunk.
    I think it was just a low blood sugar moment because I felt all right after the race and am having a normal recovery.
    But, you never know. I urge everyone to be careful and listen to your body.


  4. Congratulations!


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