Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 bloggers
Introducing our 2016 bloggers!
Meet the runners who shared their training journey to the Start Line on Sunday 24 April 2016 in a series of blog posts.
Occupation: Activity Planning Manager
Running history: I hated running at school, but somehow got the bug as I got older and now run 5 days a week and about 1000 miles a year. My younger self would probably hate me, especially as I run instead of having lie-ins these days. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, but this has made me more determined than ever to keep running because I'm stubborn and refuse to be beaten.
Target: To enjoy myself all the way around and to raise as much money as I can for the MS Trust
Loves... cake, pie and beer. Maybe this is the other reason I run so much....
Visit Tim's fundraising page
|Vic Lennard Aboudara
Occupation: Maths tutor
Running history: Distance runner in his twenties. Completed his first London Marathon last year but had to walk due to injuries and lack of training.
Target: Finishing this year's event and running at least part of the way.
Loves... The freedom my current lifestyle gives me – plenty of time to train and work on music.
Vic says: I always wanted to run a marathon but illness in my late twenties prevented this. I've had plenty to contend with including chronic fatigue, serious adrenal issues that required seven years of steroids, knee operations, facet joint disease in my lower back (hence raising funds for BackCare) and a ruptured achilles - yet I'm still smiling and as enthusiastic as ever! In 2014 I climbed the three peaks and last year I completed the Virgin Money London Marathon despite having a torn cartilage and struggling with the deaths of both of my parents. This year I've run four 10km events with a best time of just over an hour and next up is the Vitality North London Half Marathon.