My marathon progress

london 2005I never imagined I would become a “runner”. But after trying a couple of half marathons I decided to fulfil a long held ambition, running the London Marathon to celebrate my 40th birthday.

The front of the finisher T-shirt said: “NEVER AGAIN….”

The back said: “….UNTIL THE NEXT TIME.”

I thought – there’s not going to be a next time. There was!

  1. APRIL 2005 – LONDON
  2. OCTOBER 2006 – DARTMOOR VALE, NEWTON ABBOT
  3. APRIL 2008 – TRESCO, ISLES OF SCILLY
  4. JUNE 2008 – DARTMOOR DISCOVERY 32 MILE ULTRA – decided to take the plunge and go a bit further.
  5. SEPTEMBER 2008 – BEACHY HEAD
  6. MAY 2009 – EDINBURGH
  7. SEPTEMBER 2009 – PALMA, MALLORCA
  8. MAY 2010 – BELFAST
  9. paris 2011APRIL 2011 – PARIS – and that’s    when I started talking about where number 10 might be……..

10. NOVEMBER 2011 –          cert new york

NEW YORK

I enjoyed it so much, that’s when I decided I would try to do 50 marathons by age 50.

11. APRIL 2012 – LONDON – 04:05:07 – a PB.

And, my Dad having been diagnosed with dementia, I started fundraising for BRACE www.justgiving.com/Jo-EarlamBRACE

12. MAY 2012 – NORTH DORSET

13. JUNE 2012 – WALES, TENBY

14. SEPTEMBER 2012 – MEDOC, FRANCE, free wine en route – Salut!medoc

15  . to 18. SEPTEMBER 2012 – THE BARROW CHALLENGE, 4 in 4 days, in Suffolk, so at least it was flat!

19. OCTOBER 2012 – PALMA

20. DECEMBER 2012 – PORTSMOUTH

21. FEBRUARY 2013 – NEW FOREST

22. MARCH 2013 – BARCELONA

23. APRIL 2013 – TAUNTON

24. MAY 2013 – NORTH DORSET

25. JUNE 2013 – DARTMOOR DISCOVERY 32 MILE ULTRA, I reach the “finish”, but for me I’Finishing marathon number 25.m really

only halfway. I start writing a weekly blog.

26. JULY 2013 – BATH, off-road and with more than 2,000 feet of climbing – 06:12:12 – a PW (personal worst) – but I strangely enjoyed the challenge.

27. AUGUST 2013 – CHEDDAR GORGE

28. to 31. SEPTEMBER 2013 – THE BARROW CHALLENGE, 4 IN 4 DAYS again!

32. OCTOBER 2013 – BOURNEMOUTH

33. OCTOBER 2013 – PALMA, MALLORCA, in 4:20, my fastest time this year.

34. NOVEMBER 2013 – MAIDSTONE, KENT

35. DECEMBER 2013 – PORTSMOUTH

36. FEBRUARY 2014 – NEW FOREST

Day 1

Hadrian’s Wall, day 1

37. MARCH 2014 – ROME

38. APRIL 2014 – TAUNTON

39. MAY 2014 – NORTH DORSET

40 and 41. JUNE 2014 – HADRIAN’S WALL, 69 miles in two days

42. SEPTEMBER 2014 – MEDOC

43. OCTOBER 2014 – CLARENDON WAY, WILTSHIRE

44. OCTOBER 2014 – EDEN PROJECT, CORNWALL

45. OCTOBER 2014 – DUBLIN

Festive fancy dress!

Festive fancy dress!

46. DECEMBER 2014 – PORTSMOUTH

47. FEBRUARY 2015 – NEW FOREST

48. APRIL 2015 – BRIGHTON

49. MAY 2015 – NORTH DORSET

50. MAY 2015 – EDINBURGH

50 AT 50!

50 AT 50!

51. DECEMBER 2015 – PORTSMOUTH

To support my BRACE fundraising www.justgiving.com/Jo-EarlamBRACE

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