Stuart May’s Marathon Effort Raises Over £4,000 for KET

Stuart May's London 2014 Marathon

London Marathon 2014

In Stuart’s final piece he reports on his experience of running the 2014 London Marathon.
The weekend of the London Marathon arrived and I drove to London with my parents whose friend had lent them their flat in Blackheath (fantastic because it was walking distance from the start).
It was off to the Excel Centre in east London to register and we opted to take the Emirates Air Bus back across from the docklands to the O2 – a great way to travel with fantastic views of London, and in particular the Olympic Stadium.
On Sunday, the day of the event, I woke to a fine and sunny day. I was in the Red Start, located in Greenwich Park, and on my walk there passed the Elite Runners warming up so was able to say ‘Good luck’ to Mo Farah as he ran by.
The actual run itself was brilliant – people lined the whole 26.2 mile route – there was music and shouts of encouragement. It was warm but not uncomfortable, so the whole event was a great experience.
I was a bit disappointed with my time of 4hrs 6mins but it was wonderful to be part of such a prestigious race. After finishing, I tottered from the Mall to an Italian restaurant in Charing Cross to join my parents and my brother and sister-in-law who had come down to support me.
I wanted to finish by thanking all of you who have been so generous. I have raised over £4,000. I must thank my sister-in-law, Sylvia May, for the vest and being such a good coordinator, and my parents and brother for supporting me.
It’s been great to run for the Kohima Educational Trust and I know the money will make a real difference to some people’s lives



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