Every year the London Marathon attracts thousands of runners but this year saw a whopping 40,000+ people taking part, making it the biggest in the event’s 37-year history.
This fantastic annual event saw fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes tackle the 26.2 mile (42.2km) course, starting from Blackheath and ending at St James Park.
And amongst celebrities such as Chris Evans and Sophie Raworth was our very own Assistant Management Accountant Charlotte Shepherd!
We caught up with Charlotte after she successfully completed the course (in a very respectable 6 hours!) and asked her the following questions:
1) How are you feeling today, both physically and emotionally, now that you’ve completed the Marathon?
I think the best word that fits this question is exhausted! Muscles are hurting that I didn’t even know I had but I am still so chuffed that I took part in the London Marathon let alone finished it!
2) How does it feel to raise so much money for the Children with Cancer UK ?
The support we have received in sponsor ship has been amazing! Again a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us!! Raising the money is a challenge in itself.
3) What was the atmosphere like when you were running?
The atmosphere was one of the best things about the whole day! The crowd was amazing and really kept you going when you needed them the most! All ages cheering you on from the side lines – everyone just wants you to make the finish. It was amazing from start to finish! So many people handing out Jelly Babies I was in my element!
4) What helped motivate you to keep going for all 26.2 miles of the course?
There were a few things that kept me motivated to finish the 26.2 miles. Firstly, the amount we had raised in sponsorship for an amazing charity. And the sheer determination I had, nothing was going to stop me crossing that line. I set off to finish and that’s what I was going to do.
5) Would you do it again?
Urm….Would I do it again? I honestly don’t know? My initial feelings after finishing was no never again….But I guess you can never say never right?
We want to wish Charlotte and all the other brave Marathon runners a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS from the Danilo team! 🙂