Friday, 11 April 2014
Mo Farah and Andy 12345 - The London Marathon - Cheering for both of you
Sunday 13th April 2014 will see the start of the London Marathon. Not only has Mo Farah been training hard but the highly popular member at the DCUK forum Andy 12345 has too. Andy will be one of the many amateur runners who make up the bulk of the thirty thousand or more participants; I don’t know if he’s running in fancy dress? Many who run to raise money for worthwhile causes do …but all of us at the ‘low carb’ team will be cheering him on.
The current professional men’s course record holder is Emmanuel Mutai, his time in 2011 of 2:04:40. Paula Radcliffe holds the professional woman’s record …she ran 2:15:25 in 2003.
Mo Farah is setting his sights on victory and a British record on his debut over 26.2 miles. The double Olympic champion will cement his reputation as the most complete distance runner in history if he adds victory on Sunday to his other achievements.
If you are fortunate to be lining the route with the many thousands of Londoners (and visitors) who do ….I’m sure you’re in for a great day, I think the weather forecast is for cloud ….following the recent Sheffield Marathon debacle I’m sure there will be plenty of water available for the participants in London.
I will be watching on the television and cheering loudly for Andy …..have a great race.
You can still make a donation and sponsor Andy here. He is running for a great children's charity.
All the best Jan