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I’m in!! – 2013 London Marathon 1

Posted by DarrenG on September 27, 2012

My last blog post, way back in May, was about the London Marathon and my decision to try my luck for a place in next year’s event. With over 100,000 entries every year for the 30,000 places, all entries go into a ballot.

Well this morning Mr Postman delivered the result and against all the odds I’m in! I’ve secured a place in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon, runner number 2676.  I’m amazed, delighted, scared, worried and eager all at the same time.

Fortuitously I’d started training a few weeks back so it looks like I’ll be spending this winter getting into some sort of shape to complete the course. I’m not expecting to break any records, if I can reach the finish I’ll be chuffed and if I can do so before the army of workers take down the barriers and start clearing the course, better still.


I’ve decided to fund raise in support of the National Autistic Society, a worthy cause and a disability that affects a great many. If you would like to donate, not only to support the charity but to encourage me to keep going through the cold, dark winter months ahead, then you can do so via my fund raising page here.

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  1. The Moiderer Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:16:57 UTC

    I’m thrilled you got a place Darren. It will be a great experience. Congrats

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