Story

Thanks so much to everyone who so generously sponsored and supported me. I really couldn't have got through those 26.2 miles without you.

The London Marathon was an amazing experience up until about mile 23 - and after that was by far the hardest thing I've ever done.

I got off to a good start, loving the atmosphere and crowds, especially getting high fived by kids, blessed by priests, cheered on by strangers, and singing along to the bands and djs as I flew by.

Although friends had planned to be at various points all along the way, I didn't spot anyone I knew until mile 15, when my dad ran alongside the barrier with me, and my mum, sister and friends were all beside themselves. I saw Will at mile 17 and everyone else again at mile 18. Then it all started to get a bit bleak.

I had trained up to 21 miles but nothing prepared me for quite how tough the final few would be. My body was completely exhausted so getting to the finish line was about sheer will power. I couldn't help but wonder why on earth I'd put myself through such an ordeal, and how inhumane the whole thing was. I saw lots of disappointed looking people walking and others being carried away on stretchers, but somehow I managed to keep going.

I thought it would never end but suddenly was at Buckingham Palace and soon a medal was hanging around my neck. My time was 4 hours 9 minutes - 13312th out of 35970 - beating Will Young, Christopher Eccleston and Ed Balls.

On finishing I said "never again" but I've clearly got to get my PB under 4 hours, so maybe just once more.

If you fancy a laugh, you can see just how much pain I was in if you click the Marathonfoto link here - enjoy!

Thanks again,
Sarahx

Raising money for

Oxfam

Oxfam

Charity Registration No. 202918

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).

Donations 97

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Better late than never!

Donation by M&J on 21/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Sarah

Donation by Charles and Anita Longbottom on 15/05/12

£175.00

+ £43.75 Gift Aid

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Mum's pals

Donation by Anonymous on 07/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Dr Chris on 29/04/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by AR & S Alexander on 29/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Great Croft Centre on 29/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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So this is what it's like to be City/this is what it's like to be small/They sign Phil jones/We sign Kun Aguero. . Well done my blue angel

Donation by simon hattenstone on 27/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congrats Sarah!

Donation by Natalie Whittle on 26/04/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Congratulations again Sarah!

Donation by Mark Muldoon on 26/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by jane martinson on 24/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Sarah! - congratulations on an amazing achievement & we are very proud of you. Love mum & dadX

Donation by Eileen Phillips on 24/04/12

£125.00

+ £31.25 Gift Aid

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Congrats!!! Love Danny, Kate, Lily & Felix

Donation by Daniel Proudfoot on 23/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats on an amazing achievment!

Donation by Rachael Wood on 23/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Guy Clark on 23/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Sarah!

Donation by Robin Summerell on 23/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Malik Meer on 22/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck tomorrow Sarah Lots of love

Donation by Mary Joiner on 21/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Sarah hope you do not need an umbrella! 👟👟💦💦☔☔💝🏁GO GIRL X

Donation by Maria Permain on 21/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go, go, Sarah!

Donation by Meredith Blake on 21/04/12

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Good luck Sarah!

Donation by Petter Jonason on 21/04/12

£10.00

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Lots of luck on Sunday and congratulations for hitting your target. x

Donation by Hilary Osborne on 20/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Full of admiration, well done and the very best of luck. I look forward to hearing more about it from my daughter Joanne Brown

Donation by marguerite blackhurst on 20/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck tomorrow!

Donation by Emma Clifford on 20/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck for Sunday. I look forward to hearing all about it from your mum in the gym

Donation by Joanne Brown on 20/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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RUN LOULOU RUN!!!! xx

Donation by Lucia Pallaris on 20/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,109.39
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,109.39
  • Gift Aid£594.85

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