The Great South Run in 1:28:10 and £12,800 to Cancer Research – thank you

The Great South Run in 1:28:10 and £12,800 to Cancer Research – thank you

I’m writing this having JUST run the 10 mile Great South Run, in a time of 1:28:10. The last couple of miles in the face of a biting sea wind were bitterly painful and while running I concluded it is impossible for any normal human being to actually run the marathon (if you’ve done it, I can only conclude you’ve got superpowers).

So just a quick blog to thank all those who cheered me round the course and sponsored me. It was far further than I’ve ever run before and it really kept me going. Including the matched giving and gift aid £12,800 is going to Cancer Research – thanks so much for your glorious support.

And well done to the other 25,000 people who were out there too.

Below are a few pictures from the race.

Those of us from team 'celeb' who'd blagged a place near the front

Those of us from team 'celeb' who'd blagged a place near the front

Struggling along half way through…

Struggling along half way through…

Hamstring stretch courtesy of Andy Akinwolere – it's amazing the things they learn on Blue Peter

Hamstring stretch courtesy of Andy Akinwolere – it's amazing the things they learn on Blue Peter