Running the Ashby 20: Sunday 9 March 2014

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Eden Springs’ own Darryl updates us on his training to run the London Marathon. Please do support Darryl’s fundraising at www.virginmoneygiving.com/darryljohnson.

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Ran the Ashby 20 yesterday in the lovely warm sunshine!

1200+ people turned up for the race, which is organised to coincide with London marathon training.
There was a fantastic atmosphere and great support all round from local people embracing the race as part of local culture.

Personally I was very pleased with my race with a very modest 3hrs 22min. The last two miles were very tough going but I achieved yet another milestone: every step over 19 miles was a step further than I’d ever run in my life.

I got very emotional at the end as four years ago my life was as low as it has ever been (won’t go into details) and I have been able to turn my life around – with the support and belief in me from my family and true friends (mostly my gorgeous fiance), set myself goals AND achieve them. Life is good right now :)

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