My legs seemed to have started to work again. Weird.
October 2009. Was two stone heaviler, smoked and had not exercised at all for nearly 20 years - unless walking to the pub counts!
I got a place in the 2010 London Marathon and got just fit enough not to die half way around the course - the only condition that my missus insisted upon before allowing me to actually run. I kept up the running afterwards.
In April 2012 I ran my third London marathon. I did so in memory of my wife who passed away that January.
I run raising funds for a charity very dear to my heart. P.A.R.C. Essex works with children and young adults with disabilities. My son (who has austism) loves the place is goes there regularly. They are a fantastic bunch of people who do amazing work and have provided my family much needed support both before and after the death of my wife.
Read more by clicking on the link below:-
Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Some of my favourite quotes:-
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one"
Any fool can be a father but only a real man can be a dad
"There will be days when you don't know if you can run the marathon, but there will be a lifetime of knowing that you have"
At mile 20 I thought I was dead.
At mile 22 I wished I was dead.
At mile 24 I knew I was dead.
At mile 26.2 I realized I had become too tough to kill
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Best Ever Times
|100 metres||Fetch London Mile - 100m Race||15||4:01||69.32||Sep 2010||2|
|400 metres||Obadiah Hakeswill Hurtbox 400m||1:32||6:10||52.02||Aug 2013||1|
|1 miles||Fetch London Mile - part 9 - Battersea||6:50||6:50||58.32||Sep 2010||3|
|5 km||Southend parkrun||26:44||8:36||52.63||Oct 2012||2|
|5 miles||Halstead Fun Run 2010||41:13||8:15||55.57||Sep 2010||4|
|10 km||Ely New Years Eve 10k||52:18||8:25||55.99||Dec 2012||10|
|10 miles||Stebbing 10||1:25:23||8:32||55.33||Nov 2010||5|
|13.1 miles||St Neots Riverside Half-Marathon||1:52:58||8:37||56.38||Nov 2012||8|
|15 miles||Benfleet 15||2:17:13||9:09||52.3||Jan 2011||2|
|16 miles||Kingston Breakfast Run 16 mile||2:35:28||9:43||50.05||Apr 2010||1|
|20 miles||Essex 20M||3:43:44||11:11||43.83||Mar 2011||1|
|26.2 miles||Malta Marathon||4:35:08||10:30||47.7||Feb 2011||5|
|60 miles||SIS Lightning 12hr||8:03:25||8:03||62.17||Mar 2011||1|