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Lorna Bailey

The Virgin London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]I’m a Marathon first timer and I'm taking on the Virgin London Marathon 2019! I’m a little bit terrified but I know that your support will help me through it so thank you for visiting my page! I'm delighted to be running for the Disability Resource Centre. This is what they’re all about: [/p][p][i]“Empowering people of all ages who are affected by disability or health conditions to fulfil their potential and aspirations." [/i][/p][p]I think sport is an amazing way to do this and having visited the team at their base in Luton I was really struck by the work they do in their gym to help improve the mental and physical health of those who use it. It was inspiring. It’s just one area of the incredible work they do. Here’s their website - take a look for yourself![/p][p][url=https://www.drcbeds.org.uk/]https://www.drcbeds.org.uk/[/url][/p][p]I’d like to raise as much as I can for the charity and it will definitely help me to face those long, long training runs if you can donate a little money - you will make a difference! [/p][p]I’ll be updating this page throughout my training so you can keep up with my progress. [/p][p][b][i]January 2019 - Happy New Year![/i][/b][/p][p]Hope you're having a great start to 2019! The proper training has begun! I'm following a 16 week training programme that's on the VLM Website... I've been busy training as hard as I can and it's all feeling a lot more real now I'm saying "I am doing the London Marathon THIS YEAR!" OMG! So, it was a dry Christmas and New Year for me and then a dry birthday too as I stopped the booze in November to help with my training. I spent a few days away at the start of the month for my 44th birthday in Iceland - it was amazing! No rest for a marathon runner though and it was a challenge to run there as it was dark, very cold and icy! But, I managed a steady 4 miles around the northern most capital city in the world, Reykjavik. I've also done another 10km race. (I've picked up a few injuries now too but I'm managing them okay so far with some orthotics to help my feet and plenty of foam rolling to help a sore calf.) As I write this I've ran more than 30 miles so far this month in training... thank you so much for your support![/p][p][b][i]December 2018[/i][/b][/p][p]On the 9th I’m running a 10km race as part of my training. It’s getting colder out there now and a bit slippery at times too! I’ve already hit one milestone this month with a 12km run - the furthest I’ve ever ran. It was a bit of a mental block to go beyond 10km but that’s done now. Phew! In total I ran 8 times in December covering more than 28 miles.[/p][p][b][i]November 2018[/i][/b][/p][p]Up until this month, I’ve been concentrating on building up some strength in the gym and running a little bit. But now: I’m running! And throughout November I’ve clocked up 26.2 miles in my training! Hooray - a marathon! Now, I’ve just got to do that all in one go... eeeek! [/p]
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Alan and Pauline

Good luck Lorna, you can do it! We'll be there with a glass of wine at the finish!

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Lauren and Dai xx

Inspirational! Go Lorna! Xx

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Terry G

Good luck Lorna! I’m slightly envious - enjoy London!

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Tim and Sue and Jack

Good luck Lorna, you are one very brave lady!

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Enjoy it Lorna! A great one to do for support around the course. The run itself is the easy bit, it's the training I struggle with! All the best of luck x

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Yvonne B

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I really admire your drive and determination! Lots of love xx

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Derek from Dudley

Good luck with the training - just think of all the Sicilian vino you can have in May!

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Good luck Lorna, you’re an amazing inspiration. You can do it xxxx



Birmingham boy

Joe Garthwaite has no hair !!! Good luck Lorna !!

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