Annabel reaches the finishing line!
Annabel Taylor of Milford on Sea, a regular supporter of Friends of Ray of Hope – Uganda, ran the London Marathon to raise sponsorship.
She says; ‘It was an amazing day. They had forecast snow at one stage; thankfully there was no rain and the right temperature. My preparation had been less than ideal, as I had a calf strain and I feared I wouldn’t be able to run. Some people running were wearing extraordinary outfits. One man was running with a real washing machine on his back; there was also Jesus on a crucifix. The first half was fine, a lot of weaving in and out of runners. A highlight was running over Tower Bridge; we then headed to the Isle of Dogs before heading back to Westminster. My husband, Martin, and the family were there to support at mile 8,12,23, and 25- it was so encouraging to see them. Predictably the last 2 miles were really hard work. I tried to speed up, but my body didn’t let me. I made it in 4 hours 31 min; which I’m thrilled with. My fundraising total will exceed £2100, which I’m also delighted with.’