At the end of 2016, watching the Great South Run on TV, I decided I needed a new hobby.
I bought a new pair of trainers, dug out my gym clothes and signed up to take part in my local Parkrun, running/walking the 5k course.
18 months after my first struggle around the 5k course, on Sunday 22nd April, I will be completing my first marathon in the 2018 Virgin London Marathon.
I have the honour of running the marathon in memory of my cousin James, raising money for Help for Heroes. I'm sure James would be proud of me taking on this challenge.
All donations to my Virgin Giving page are gratefully received.