Wendy's London Marathon 2020 Virtual Run
I thought I would get up early and get on with this one, 24 hours timeslot to run it on a dodgy hip! Give myself time!
It's 5am - looked out the window, pitch black and lashing down with rain
My husband was our support vehicle drinks stations (fridge in the transit!)
I struggled at 18 miles but after a change of clothes and Wendy’s arm of support we carried on digging deep - 4 miles from the end my knee developed a real issue! Wendy kept me going.
Next problem - the App on Wendy’s phone almost ran out of battery on the last 2 miles. Craig was a mile in front so she left me and ran to the van, plugged the phone in and waited a few minutes for me, phew! You don’t want your marathon not recording on the last 2 miles !
We got to the bridge at the Railway Tavern in Charfield and my 26.2 mile cheers and fireworks went off on the app!!! I’d made it!!! But wendy was still running, she got to the Charfield Hall car park. Craig went to congratulate her and she’s saying ‘I’ve not had the cheers yet ‘ she still hadn’t finished so had to lap the car park 3 times !!!!!
Just seconds after virgin confirmed her finish her phone died ! How close was that! So glad she stopped that few minutes to charge it!
Wendy received her medal 4 days later I’m STILL waiting for mine ! 3 weeks later !
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