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From zero to Marathon in 359 days, taking diabetes along for the ride

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by Type1Bri, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys
    I have undertaken a challenge of going from no exercise to running the London Marathon in under 1 year.
    I started with my first ever Parkrun on 29th April 2017, and I'm pleased to announce I will be running in the London Marathon on 22nd April 2018.
    I ran my first half Marathon on 8th October and finished in a respectable 1 hour 52 minutes, my goal for London is under 4 hours.
    I will be running to prove to myself, and hopefully inspire others, that diabetes doesn't hold us back. If anything diabetes is a motivating factor in my life.
    Any support you could give me in my challenge would be amazing, I have chosen to run for RNIB. This is a charity very close to my heart, these guys really offered great support to a good friend of mine when she needed it the most[​IMG]
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brian-hoadley-type1bri
     
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  2. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A good friend of mine has some first hand experience of the work the RNIB carry out. A worthwhile read from Sara on my blog, the lady is an inspiration to me
    https://type1bri.com/rnib-saras-story
     
  3. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's a cracking read! Thank you for sharing!

    I'd love to do a marathon one day but just this week my training for Sunday's 10k, which was going GREAT, has thrown up the niggle which then resulted in injury at the last one! So I'm very inspired to read that you're in training for four times that distance.

    Go @Type1Bri !

    :happy::happy::happy:
     
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  4. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Inspires me everytime I read It, Sara story will get me through that final 6 miles and thru the pain on the day
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you don't do the "Just Giving" thing I also set up text giving, costs nothing other than your donation, all of which goes to RNIB fundraising
    [​IMG]
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me that you've also got a plan to get through the other 20.2 miles too, @Type1Bri .......?!
    ;):happy::joyful:
     
  7. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm still working on that bit lol
     
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    Davie_sett Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to run a marathon with type 1 to although there’s a time I want to run it in and I’m a bit scared
     
  9. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What time, and why scared?
     
  10. Davie_sett

    Davie_sett Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s always been a goal of mine to break 3hrs that’s like 6.50 mins per mile I don’t think I’d have a chance at the noment I always end up getting injured if I do to much running.
    I’m sure you will manage to break 4 hrs if you did a 1.52 half how did you feel after running that?
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow that would be an awesome pace.
    I felt good after the half marathon, just started my training now for London 2018
     
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    Carolann13 Type 1 · Member

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    Good luck Davie
     
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