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Good luck in the London Marathon Miki & Michelle

BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 14 APR 2011 14:28 SPORT & LEISURECOMMENTS

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This Sunday thousands of people, of all different ages, nationalities, shapes, sizes, and running abilities will be pounding the roads of the capital and taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. All running for their own reasons,  their chosen charities and aiming towards their own targets.

Two of those brave souls are our very own Miki Clarke and Michelle Dowdall. We just wanted to wish them, along with everybody else taking part, the very best of luck. We’re very impressed and are positive you’ll meet your targets!

SEO Manager Miki had all but given up on running the marathon after two years of rejection, so when she received her ballot acceptance her first thought was shock followed by I better start running again! That was in September and by Christmas she had built up to  running 10 miles continuously. Miki picked up an injury in February that kept her sidelined for a few weeks but since then she has completed a 16 mile race and went on a running weekend with Running the Highlands. Miki is running for cancer research and is desperate to do the marathon in under 4 hours.  You can read more and sponsor Miki here.

PR Manager Michelle Dowdall describes herself as ‘far from a seasoned marathon runner with a previously non-existent exercise regime’! Michelle was inspired to take on the London Marathon challenge for the PSP Association, a charity close to her heart after her best friend’s Dad passed away from the devastating disease. Michelle started training in January and by her own admission struggled to jog for more than ten minutes but is now doing weekly 18 mile runs in just over 3 hours.  She’s in good health but has suffered from the dreaded blisters after some of her longer runs. You can read more and sponsor Michelle here.

So both Michelle and Miki are ready to go this Sunday and we’ll be cheering them on loudly and on Monday we promise to make sure we get them all their tea and coffee so they can rest their feet.

Good luck girls and remember when you’re half way through and feeling like you’ve made a big mistake just remember, it could be worse…

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Are you running in this year’s London Marathon? Why not tell us your target time, charity and if you’re going fancy dress?!

Good luck!

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  • http://www.humphreythecamel.org Humphrey the Camel

    How did Miki and Michelle get on in the Marathon?

    I (photo above) ran my 15th London Marathon and finished in 4hrs 58min. It was really tough in the heat this year, but the crowd were an incredible support.

    Hopefully we didn’t pass your brave ladies in the heat and humidity

    Kind Camel Regards
    Humphrey