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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden Runs Wild for Born Free!!

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  • Team members: Judy Collister (mum)
  • Event: Flora London Marathon 2008, 13 Apr 2008

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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor me online to help to raise essential funds for The Born Free Foundation 

I am doing the London Marathon! Its on April 13th.

I am utterly mad and already knackered after starting my training way too early in October 2007!!

Working with a fabulous company every day but Sunday , called Motive8

Gareth ,my personal guru! entertains me with stories of his love life ,so I barely notice the pain and muscle aches from the running and work -outs

They take it seriously but don't put you on a killer regime ,I can't recommend them enough!

Enjoying it but I am not super skinny as I had hoped and have instead become addicted to Lattes and cake!!

Please would you all consider sponsoring me!

 The Big Runs have started!!! ( make of that what you will!)

 On Saturday the  8th March I ran 15 miles in 2 hrs 30 mins around Richmond Park, it was only Abba that got me through it!!
 

Lots of Love

Amanda xxx

Update 25th March 2008

Dear Friends

Ran 10 miles in the snow and hail of Norfolk, Easter weekend!! It was like having a bloody face peel !!!

Didn't feel one ounce of guilt scoffing chocolate after that!

Thanks for all lovely sponsors and hilarious messages so far!

Am doing another big one this weekend!!!

Love Chaffed of Richmond!!!!'

UPDATE

On Saturday 29th March I did another 15miles!! Chris cycled it to  keep me company as the worst thing for me to cope with is not having anyone to chat to!

I was pleased with my time at dead on two hours but even prouder that I ran past John Lewis on Kingston Bridge and didn't go in for a quick shop!!!

Can't wait for the atmosphere of the big day and already thinking of doing  the New York Marathon though I doubt I'll get further than Saks and Bloomingdales!!!

Love Me x

Thursday 10th April!!!!!!

Last day of training today, although it kind of went wrong and ended up a photo shoot for a national paper this weekend! Did a bit of running but mainly froze my arse off posing!!

Am waking up every morning now with 'Exam Tummy'! Constant butterflies! Nerves mixed with trepidation and excitment. The BBC are tracking me, am worried I will be spotted on camera having a sneaky wee behind a bush because I don't want to queue for the loo's and add to my time!!!

Doing no exercise for next two days just eating which is fabulous!!

Hope to be in a fit state on Sunday to add my final blog after the race!!!!!!!!

Love Amanda xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

LAST UPDATE!!!!!

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4hrs 13mins and 22 secs, finished 2763 out of approx 34,000!!!!

And bloody loved every second of it!

Mainly because of all the wonderful support all the way around! The crowds were fab, the drumming , the music, the other runners patting each others backs!!

Next to giving birth to Lexi I can honestly say it was the best day of my life!!!!

Thank you so much for your donations!!

I am definitely considering doing another one!!

Everyone should consider doing it at least once!!! I think I may have persuaded Piers!!!

Simon would only do it if he was carried around by four buxom women on a chariot!!

Big thanks to MOTIVE8 and especially Gareth who trained me and Sarah who massaged  my poor aching body today!!!!

Well done to all runners xxxxxxx See you next year !

Love MARATHON RUNNER HOLDEN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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