Running a marathon can seem overwhelming but ‘it’s just four times round the village’.

This isn’t your normal journey to a marathon.

For over 16 years I’d been a contented sofa surfer; I was overweight and very unfit when I agreed to take on my first 10k after a light hearted challenge from my brother.

That first step would eventually lead me to fulfil one of my childhood dreams – taking part in the London Marathon.

‘It’s just four times round the village’ takes you on my five year journey, sharing the ups and the downs along the way, and is for those of you dreaming of running London Marathon from the comfort of your armchair, people like me who don’t have the natural inclination to run, and those surrounded by people telling you that you can’t or you shouldn’t.

Because there is one thing that I have learned, if I can do it, then anyone can!

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