Congratulations to Andrew Harrison for his London Marathon run on Sunday and for raising well over £1,000 for Felix Fund.
In his own words, this is how it went:
I crossed the start line shortly before 10.30
and headed off with the masses. It was very overcast and had been raining overnight, but the weather conditions where pretty much perfect for the runners and the rain held off, so the spectators could enjoy their day too (I’m told it was a little chilly, although it is hard to feel sympathetic when you have just run 26.2 miles!). The crowd where out in force and covered the whole distance (5 rows deep at some points), it was a great atmosphere along the root and I resisted temptation to stop and join some of the roadside BBQs and beers that were going on.
I hit ‘the wall’ at around mile 20, but after unexpectedly seeing an ex-11 EOD Regiment colleague (Doug Fitzsimon) spectating, I liberated his Jelly Babies and carried on to the finish line, crossing in 4.45 (8 minutes ahead of Chris Evans!).
I would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship, it really helped me on the day and I know those people supported by the Felix Fund will really benefit!