This time last week we saw thousands of eager runners complete the ultimate challenge of the London Marathon.
Well, we caught up with one of the London Marathon finishers, our own Lynne Hall, to ask how it all went.
What inspired you to run the London Marathon? When I told my children that I had gotten a ballot place in the Marathon, they urged me to do it. Their confidence in me made me think I might just be able to.
Why did you want to run and raise money for Dementia Revolution? The fact that it was the London Marathon’s chosen charity this year. Their high profile campaign to raise awareness came just as my dad had his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia confirmed.
What was the atmosphere at the Marathon like? It was amazing, from the start to the finish. Everything I’d heard about the crowds carrying you through was so true, I definitely couldn’t have done it without them.
Did you ever have moments of doubt during your journey? Only just before I started, I thought how hard it had been in my training to run my longest run of 18 miles and thinking how am I going to do another 8 on top of that.
How did it feel to cross the finish line after 26 miles? Extremely emotional, I immediately burst into tears.
How much did you raise for your charity? An amazing £1500 people have been unbelievably generous
What was your best memory of the day? The first time at mile six I saw my family and friends who had come to support me – more emotional scenes.
Would you do it again? No it was a once in a lifetime experience……………well maybe, ask me next week when my legs aren’t so painful!
It’s a HUGE congratulations from us all at Credo! What a massive achievement Lynne, we’re so incredibly proud of you.