London Marathon success

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London Marathon success

06 October 2014

Sports lecturer Stuart Carrington completed the London Marathon on Sunday 25 April.

Stuart was running the full distance for the first time and clocked in at 4 hours, 41 minutes for the 26.2 miles. He said:

“I can barely describe how hard it was. I’ve run lots of half marathons, but wasn’t expecting such a huge step up.

“After 12 miles I was really comfortable, but a few miles later my leg muscles felt the size of ping-pong balls. During mile 20 I was overtaken by a banana, which was demoralising.”

Stuart’s efforts raised over £600 for the British Dyslexia Association, and fundraising might just see him back on the race route in the future.

“Immediately after I finished I sat down and said “never again”. But now I’m tempted to improve on that time!

“The community spirit amongst the runners and the support from the crowd was fantastic, and really helps you get round. I could see myself going through it again for charity.”

Rachel Lawson, Media & Communications Officer for the British Dyslexia Association, said:

“We are hugely grateful to Stuart for running the London Marathon to raise money for the British Dyslexia Association. The marathon brings in much-needed funds for our charity and the money he has raised will help us continue with our work helping those with dyslexia across the UK. We would like to thank and congratulate Stuart on his achievement.” 

Stuart's still collecting funds from the marathon; support him here.

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