What an incredible group of friends and family made up this group of 16 athletes Running for Cameron on Sunday at the Berlin Marathon.
It was never going to be easy.... training for a Marathon takes months and months of determination and sacrifices. 16 like minded souls were running with various injuries - heart, hips, sprained ankle, broken toe, dodgy hamstrings and many other niggling aches and pains. But you would never have believed it if you saw them run! This super fast Marathon was always going to be a challenge. The weather had forecast rain and rain it did! With just sprinkles at the beginning, it soon turned to a heavy downpour, making it harder to see and avoid running into someone, which was not easy as there were 47,000 other runners!
First time Marathon runners: 9
Fastest time: 3 hrs 6 mins 30 seconds
Number of runners who got a Personal Best: 12
First time running in Berlin: 15
Ages: 18 - 59
Despite everything, we all made it! I have never been so proud of every single team member - they never gave up and ran on in spite of everything. But....... we could not have done it without our supporters. They were the real stars - they supported us in the rain for 5 hours and ran from one place to another to see us again and again as we shuffled past. They were amazing, their cheers and shouts and jumps kept us going and it was the thought of seeing them pop up again somewhere that got us to run on and on! We could not be more grateful to them all for carrying us forward on the day. As anyone who has run a marathon knows, having supporters is crucial.
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