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Dean Marathon cake sale

With only weeks to go to the Marathon, the training is still going well. I ran a good half marathon on Sunday and I was pleased with the time as it was the hottest day of the year so far. Fingers crossed it’s cooler on the 13th!

Dean Lawson 2

The training is still going well, it’s been really cold up here in Wales but that hasn’t stopped me pounding the streets of Wrexham. I ran 15 miles on Sunday in just over two hours, which was brilliant as I’m aiming for sub-four hours on the day.

Dean Lawson 1

After our previous marathon blogger Clare suffered an injury and unfortunately had to pull out of the London Marathon, we recruited Dean to share his journey with us. Here’s his first update.

Running small

So after three weeks off training, and a lot of swimming and cycling under my belt, I finally made a return to running this week.


Following an energetic New Year’s Day run, my second week of training was off to a great start and I felt healthy and fit, until injury struck!

Winter running

Well, it’s been a tough couple of weeks where exercise is concerned.

Cake sale at work

Since my last update, my training and fundraising has kicked off to a great start.

National Lottery Run

Hello! I’m Clare and I work at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as a Development Manager in the Major Gifts Fundraising team. Next year, I’ll be running the Virgin London Marathon for the Charity – a challenge that is both exciting and daunting in equal measure.

Kat after her half marathon

I did it. I actually did it. Third time lucky but I finally beat 2:10 which has been my nemesis for the past year. To say I was chuffed is an understatement, I actually dropped to my knees. The St. John’s Ambulance guys were a bit worried about me but it was pure joy and relief!

Kat in her new gear

So my race number and chip have arrived and I am days from the event. Yikes! Once again I am all over the place – going from calm and ready to unprepared and freaking out. My mantra this week is ‘mind over matter, mind over matter, mind over matter’.

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