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G's Marathon Journey

By Gemma Drain on Jul 26 2014

You may have been following our recent efforts to throw off our heels, get off our bums and train for a 5k run in aid of Cancer Research. Well, we did it, each of us beat our personal best times and we raised over £1000 along the way.

In the light of this and having been a keen long distance runner for a while now, I've decided to take on the mother of all tasks, the London Marathon. That's right, 26.2 miles of pure torture, discomfort and and woe. 'Why?' you ask, well having witnessed my Dad complete 3 marathons during my childhood and just watching the looks of pure triumph on the faces of runners each year, I'm suddenly filled with admiration and envy.

When it came to deciding which charity to run for the choice was an easy one. Huntington's Disease Association has long been a cause close to my own heart, having watched a close friend's family devastated by this cruel disease, I could not think of a more appropriate way to raise both awareness and funds.

So over the coming months I will be keeping you updated on my progress, sharing tips and generally talking health and wellbeing and, of course, asking for the odd donation!

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