Belatedly (rather like my running) I am pleased to report that my fiancée, Eliza, and I crossed the finishing line together at Sunday’s London Marathon in a respectable 4 hours 25 minutes and 16 seconds.
It was Eliza’s first marathon and she was grinning throughout, while for me I don’t mind admitting the final three or four miles were exceptionally tough.
The support from the crowds lining the streets was phenomenal and the support from Splash readers who have kindly donated the best part of £5,000 towards Sailors’ Society is truly humbling. Thank you so, so much.
I won’t be pestering people with donation requests or labouring on piecing together articles tentatively linking running and shipping again. However, we will be running another marathon in a year’s time hopefully. Hamburg is up next!