Tilbury Marathon Man!!
Charlie Lawrence - London Marathon 2013
Charlie Lawrence – London Marathon 2013
I have been in training since last May, when I started by running twice round our local park in the dark so no one could see me. I went home gasping for breath and shattered.
I stuck at it though, following a training programme designed for marathon events and gradually improved. Over the following months I built my distance up to 13 miles, training three times a week on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed the training (other than the cold weather).
As I have had a replacement knee the thought of other people in pain and needing surgery kept me focused when times got tough.
Once I got the ball rolling I was amazed at how it snowballed with donations coming in from everywhere. There are so many stories of reunions both with family and friends I wouldn’t know where to start. The whole experience was one of the most emotional ones of my life.
Charlie ran for JOINT ACTION the research arm of the British Orthopaedic Association
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