At the finish of the 11th marathon13in13 Challenge

13 in 13 Marathon No.11 – Another London Marathon – Event Summary

After a couple of months off due to injury, the two Dan’s managed to get back into the swing of things running as a partnership again! This meant taking to the streets for Another London Marathon on the 24th August to complete the 11th marathon in the 13 marathons in 13 months challenge!

The arrival of baby Grace to the family has added to the time constraints already in place and meant that each Dan would start the race on their own (me from south-west London and the other Dan from south-east London), meeting up after 28km to complete the final 14km together. It’s usually around this point that I’ve had problems with my right thigh, and so a decision was taken to ‘tape up’ which gave positive results.

At the finish of the 11th marathon

With 14km to go we met at Tower Bridge knowing that the run was nearly over. Although we thought we had timed our arrival with precision, I actually ended up arriving a little early, which meant I spent 20mins pacing up and down to avoid cramp/stiffness from setting in. When Dan arrived we had a quick pit stop and then made our way over the bridge and homeward bound. The last 14km was tough going, especially for Dan, owing much to the lack of sleep which comes with being a father for the second time! We plugged on though, knowing that each step bought us closer to ticking another marathon off the list.

By the time we made it home we had completed the 11th marathon (7th for me) in just over five hours, another respectable time.

Next up we have another, another London marathon, which will be run on Saturday 15th September, should anyone want to join us for all/part of the run!

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Date 24th August 2012
Event name 13 in 13 Marathon No.11 – Another London Marathon
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