5 Oct 2020
Liam’s Virtual London Marathon Success
This year was the 40th London Marathon but, due to COVID-19, only the elite runners ran a course in a London park on the day (not even the usual course). Others were given the choice of running a virtual (but tracked) race on the day by themselves, or deferring their place to a race sometime in the next few years. Liam took the brave decision to run the race himself and we were thrilled that we could keep track of his progress on a special app, which tracked his progress against the original course. It was difficult for conditions to be worse – raining all day.
After the challenge, Liam commented that he ‘genuinely wanted to cry with pain, thought about giving up numerous times and physically couldn’t run for the last six miles. But somehow made it round 26.2 miles…’
Liam did all this without the amazing and huge crowds that would normally line the course, and without fellow runners – making the experience even tougher than normal both mentally and physically. Nevertheless, he finished the race at 5 hours, 26 minutes and 3 seconds, and celebrated with a can of lager!
We are extremely grateful to Liam for running under these circumstances to raise funds for AMEND. He has already raised over £4,500 but you can still sponsor him here if you can: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiamCPFC7