One rather sore Mark Eggleston is still smiling (and wincing) at the thought that he completed the Hull Marathon on Sunday 18th September in a time of 4 hours 21 minutes and 21 seconds.
Part of an aging team, raising much-needed funds for GAIN – the charity that supports Gullian Barré and associated inflammatory neuropathies, they trained for and ran the Hull Marathon in support of Paul Waine, a good friend that has suffered from Gullian Barré syndrome in 2008. Thankfully, Paul recovered and formed part of the team.
The marathon experience on the day was a good one, even though Mark damaged his achilles tendon badly, two weeks before the event, compromising his final training. The event was very well organised and temperatures were surprisingly high for September. The after effects of the run were soon evident though. On Monday, Mark could not walk. Tuesday saw him having difficulty in standing from a sitting position. Wednesday is looking a little more promising and his legs are starting to work a little more predictably!
Thank you to everyone that has supported this fundraising in some way. So far we have raised £1590 via our own Just Giving page. If you have not donated and would like to, you still can. Please go to the page below or contact Mark to make a donation – every penny counts.
The happy and rather worn out team, after the event.