My Blog

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Not exactly sure what I'll be posting about, but will be centred around preparation for the marathon - fund raising ideas, run routes, things that annoy me when I am running, etc. Will look to update and maintain every other day (or until I lose interest).

My reason for starting a blog is to keep you kind people who have (or will) sponsor me ( informed of my progress in preparing for the marathon. Additionally, once my running career is over I imagine I will look back fondly on the drivel posted.

Lastly, I appreciate any support you can provide. It would be great if you could donate but also any tips you could give for fund raising or preparing for the run would be much appreciated. If you want to join me on a jog, let me know - cheers!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

First Post, First Thoughts

Hmm, how do I start?

Quick overview, I am running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2012 and am excited to be representing the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB -  I have two goals going into this the first is to raise the £1500 for RNIB (see ways the money is used - and also I am going for a time of 3:30 - no pressure.

My main concern going into this is my knee ("not since the knee...")  - those of you who know me well probably have heard me mention my knee in conversation :).  I recently saw a knee specialist and had an MRI scan, the good news was my cartilage is adequate and it is good to run on.  However, it can be pretty uncomfortable when walking (deep numb pain below my knee cap), they identified through the scan that there is a bone fragment floating around my knee and can get caught in the joint.  Once I have finished the marathon I will probably have the joy of going in for surgery to remove said fragment.
I really hope my knee holds up and will finish the race regardless what state it might be in - I'll crawl if I have to.

This weekend was a write off for training, was out Friday and Saturday night (congrats Jon and Kaneez!) and watched Spurs embarrass QPR today whilst eating some ice cream.  Its alrite though pretty sure Paula Radcliffe follows a similar schedule.

Will look to post every other day, won't always be an essay and still not sure where I am going with this...

174 days - 13 hours - 27 min - 11 secs


  1. Knees are overrated, trust me. Will definitely have to get some more long runs arranged like last week then.

  2. All the best Pete. Will certainly sponsor you, however I wanted at least a hundred reminders before I do.