It’s a pleasure to be able to represent The Donkey Sanctuary and I couldn’t think of a cause that I’d rather support. I’ve had a lifelong affinity for the animals, which has only been strengthened by witnessing first hand the suffering they have had to endure in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Kenya. Thank you and all of your team at the Sanctuary for all that you do, it is greatly appreciated.
I’m looking forward to the race at the moment. Having put in a lot of training I’m feeling well prepared and ready to go. I know I’ll be slightly more reticent on Sunday morning but the nerves will go once I’m across the start line.
Then it’s a mere 26.2 miles before I can stop moving! I’m fortunate enough to have done a couple of marathons before, including London, 6 years ago. There are pros and cons to this. The advantage is that I know what’s coming and what to expect. The disadvantage is that I know what’s coming and what to expect! The current weather forecast doesn’t look great. Whilst I’d hate a gloriously hot day, the predicted torrential downpours won’t make for a pleasant run and it’s not ideal for the spectators who make the event what it is ...hopefully the weather centre is wrong (again).
I'm doing my last gentle run this morning then it will be all about getting as much rest as possible and taking on fuel. Whilst I don’t want to wish the marathon away, I’m think I’m most looking forward to finishing and then being able to eat as much pizza as I like without feeling guilty!'
Written by: Tom Wade
Tom is a Major in the army and is taking on the London Marathon