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London Marathon Expo – This thing is getting real……

Only 5 sleeps to go…. 

Today I went up to the London Marathon Expo to register, and it was brilliant! As I entered the Expo, the marathon theme music was playing and straight away my heart beat quickened and I got so excited (and a little emotional too!) Registration was easy and straight forward, and as I entered the expo, the legend that is Haile Gebrselassie was on the adidas boost stage.

Haile Gebrselassie & Martin Yelling

Haile was very amusing to listen too, telling everyone to enjoy their run, and if you take 6 hours, you take 6 hours! He also said that’s not too far behind me!!

I was lucky enough to meet up with some of the other MND runners – it’s been so good having their support throughout the whole training process! There were so many things that I could have bought, and probably signed up to hundreds more events, but luckily I was sensible!

I managed to meet Michael Owen towards the end of the day, and that really made my day! I now wish that I had trained harder so that I was aiming for a 3:45 time. I’m sure I would be able to run along way if I was following him!


There were lots of opportunities to leave messages around the expo, and I ensured that #TeamMND and #MNDA were left visible to as many people as possible!!!

When I started this post I was £45 short of raising £3000 for Motor Neurone Disease, but during this post a lovely person donated £45!! I am so pleased to have raised this much money, but still there is no cure, so if you want to donate please do so here.

I have a super talented Niece too, and on Tuesday she did my nails for me! Take a look at how cool these are.


Thank you Tia, I love them!


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