Hackney Lib Dem Chair, Simon De Deney will be running in the London Marathon.
So. Almost there. Just the small matter of 26.2 miles in between me and finally hanging up my marathon shoes. It’s been, uh, time-consuming. Glad I’ve done it (the training at least), but I don’t think I’ll be racing to the next one. The weather has been particularly unpleasant. I met an American a month ago who confided that if she’d thought things through, she’d never have gone for the London Marathon. You train in the grimmest weather. And along the way I’ve fractured my right elbow, bruised my ribs (that was skiing, so no sympathy needed) and tested my family’s patience to breaking point.
What keeps you going is the enormous warmth (and worried disbelief) from friends. Oxfam have also been fantastically supportive. You can see the results of the donations here. We hit target. Thank you.
All the best