My Marathon Challenge: Completed

On the 25th of February I ran all 26.2 miles of the Malta Marathon and oh my god it was hard. I struggled from before half way and  finished around an hour over the time I’d expected. It felt as if I’d never ran before!

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Training hadn’t gone as well as we’d hoped because of the weather but I was still fairly confident before the run. It could’ve been because I was tired from travelling, or the warmer weather, but really it just wasn’t my day.

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However, I’d never really been aiming for a time so I still achieved exactly what I wanted to and ran a marathon! It was also a great way to see a beautiful country and I loved the support from all the locals, other runners, and volunteers along the route. We had our names on the front of our vests which was a great way of getting a few extra cheers!

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Overall, I’m happy I got to have that experience. It was a day of mixed emotions; smiling for the first six miles, having a little breakdown towards the end, and crying in relief as I crossed the finish. I’m in no rush but I really want to have another go at a marathon and try and get a time I’m a bit happier with.

As well as running a marathon we also managed to raise loads of money for St. Cuthbert’s Hospice. We haven’t got a final total yet but it’s around £800 which we’re so happy with and can’t thank everyone who donated enough.

You can still donate here and help us support a wonderful cause!

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