On the Sunday of the London Marathon I cheered from the sidelines for a few hours then went home and watched the recorded coverage. At the men’s start some chancer flew off the start line to try and beat all the elite men. I laughed, not knowing that that chancer was someone I knew from hash running and who I had shouted ‘Go on Dave’ as he’d passed me at the 24 mile point.
He’d set himself the challenge to lead the field at 400m all in the name of raising money for charity, which is no mean feat. First he had to run a quick marathon time in order to get close enough to the start line to be able to catch the elites. But it was all part of a bigger challenge. I’ll let Dave explain…
“I have been volunteering with the charity Street Child and decided to run the Sierra Leone Marathon in May to raise money for them. I’m never going to be content with just running a race though, so I set out the six challenges.
“Challenge 2 was to run the London marathon and be winning the entire race at the 400 meter point. It took some positioning and going flat out to catch Mo Farah, who was averaging 71 seconds per 400m and I started downfield.”
Here’s a video from Dave’s headcam. You can read more about his race on his blog.