Dudley Ladies were again well represented at this
years London Marathon with all runners runners achieving personal bests.
Marion Willetts writes:- "I finished the London Marathon on Sunday
in a time of 5hrs 41mins crossing the line with Jonathon Pearce the TV
sports reporter. I was hoping to run a little faster, but the congestion
caused by the number of runners slowed my time. All that apart I enjoyed the
occasion and finished uninjured, and it has proven to be a great opportunity
to raise money for a worthwhile charity, Thank you very much for your kind
sponsorship and words of support they are most appreciated. So far I have
managed to raise in excess of £1100.00 for the West Midlands LUPUS Group and
the money is still coming in. This would not have been possible without your
kind generosity, so many thanks again and best wishes.
Kay Shotton writes:-
Just a quickie to say thanks to everybody for the support and tips over the
past months! The marathon was fantastic. We wore those white overalls that
you can rip off at the beginning to keep warm as suggested, and we had a few
'has there been a murder' as we did look like a bit Silent Witness-esk! But
it was such a good day and everyone was in high spirits.
The last 4 miles I was personally praying for death, and despite panicking
at mile 2 when I lost Marion and Jacky we were reunited just before mile 9.
I had at least 4 rhinos pass me by and a camel nearly knocked me flying but
I would do it again in a heart beat (if it wasn't for the pressure of
fundraising). I was expecting it to put me off running and it really
hasn't. I didn't need my ipod once the crowds were that uplifting and
supportive. The training and copious amounts of pasta & gallons of water,
for the past week, i feel, paid off ! 5hrs 40mins later i had sprinted (not
sure how) across the line looking like hell on two legs.
Any tips for a quick recovery? My shoulder blades and thighs are the worst
Lucy Cox writes:- Had an
amazing weekend doing the London, I enjoyed it even more than last year!!
Also if anyone's up for doing Tough Guy in the summer we've got a group
from uni doing it and the more that get involved the better!! We've set up
a facebook group
For further pictures of the runners, click on
the camera icon on the right