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Not only was this great for my training for the London Marathon just eight weeks later, but I got to experience running on the streets of London again but for ‘just’ 13.1 miles. Here is my assessment of the race.
In 1985 Mike was a ‘skinny, naive, eighteen year old taking on his first London Marathon’*. To this day, having stood on the start line a further fourteen times, the race has a hold on Mike and he revels in the unchanged cammeraderie, passion and enthusiasm, as marathon day brings out the best in us. [*Ed: his own words!]