Marathon training is well and truly under way and so is my JustGiving page.

Despite being a health and fitness addict, running a marathon is something which I was adamant I would NEVER do.

But the more I thought about it, the more selfish it seemed to not push my body to the limit, when others are inflicted with such terrible and debilitating illnesses which render their bodies incapable of such a challenge.

And so, I am running this marathon for all of those who dreamt of crossing the finishing line, but whose dreams have been cut short.

I am also running for one very special woman in particular, whose memories of love and laughter will help to get me through these 26.2 miles.  M.W.

Thank you for your support and please, please donate generously.