Kerry has just run her second London Marathon joining our VLM19 team. Kerry had unfinished business, she ran in last years London Marathon, the hottest on record and as a result Kerry took longer than she hoped. So she laced up her running trainers again and was determined to run a faster marathon and she did! Not only did she completely smash her fundraising (not surprising with those amazing cakes that she creates, see below) but she ran a fantastic marathon in 04:03:06. Please read below about Kerry’s marathon day.
I chose to run for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust in the London Marathon (both last year and this year) as I have had two ectopic pregnancies myself – and, although I didn’t know about the charity at that time, I wish I had!
I was a little worried that as it wasn’t my first marathon, sponsorship might be harder to come by this year. However, everyone has been incredibly generous and with sponsorship from friends and family, plus donations for cakes I have made. The total has reached an amazing £3,900.
The day itself was nerve wracking. Despite having done it before (or perhaps because I had!) I was ridiculously nervous beforehand. Once the race began, however, I actually enjoyed myself! The weather was perfect, the crowd was fantastic and this time I made sure I looked around me as I ran!
I had 3 time targets- to beat last year’s time (5:09), to beat 5 hours, and the one I really wanted – to beat my husband’s best marathon time of 4:38:03. He wasn’t quite as happy as I was when he realised I’d beaten him by 57 seconds!
So, thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last two years and especially to The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust for letting me run for you (twice!).
We are so grateful to all Kerry’s hard work training and raising funds and awareness for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. If you feel inspired and would like to donate to our marathon runners please see Kerry and her fellow runners fundraising pages. Or please get in touch if you would like to be part of our team next year.