26 April 2015 – 26.2 miles run around the streets of London and was over the finish line in 3 hours 55 mins and 21 seconds. The provisional results are showing my position as 350 in my category and 2646 overall – I’m not sure at the moment how many in each of those categories though – both would be women only. It sounds good to me and I am really pleased. Something to talk about for some time I think!
The last 2 miles were excruciating but am pleased to say I ran all the way. It was an amazing day – emotional not just because of my own effort and achievement after the months and miles of training, but from the support of thousands of people cheering from the side lines along the entire route, brass bands playing, music pumping out to motivate the 38,000 runners on the day.
In return I think I have topped £3,000 in funds raised for NSPCC. That makes it truly worthwhile. The support from my friends, family, clients and associates has been truly phenomenal. I have felt quite humbled by some of your lovely words.
If you had thought about supporting me by donating to NSPCC but just had not quite got round to it, it’s not too late. Please visit my just giving site: www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Compton2 The NSPCC is a truly worthy cause, they believe “no child should be abused” and your money can help prevent abuse and mend the lives of children who have suffered.