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Mr Tin Box is running the London Marathon

Mr Tin Box is running the London Marathon

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We had some exciting news at the end of last week – Mr Tin Box won a spot to run the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2016.
It’s the third time he has entered the public ballot. The odds of getting a place on the starting line are five to one – more than 247,000 people applied this year – so he is currently feeling extremely lucky and very excited. Some people wait a lot longer for their name to be drawn.
So, training will begin in earnest very soon. Mr TB has a good level of fitness and cycled 100 miles in the British Heart Foundation’s South Down Way mountain bike ride in June.

Mr Tin Box on his mountain bike

He loves a physical challenge – I’d even go as far as saying he enjoys pain. I on the other hand enjoy a bit of vigorous supporting from the sidelines. 

I couldn’t imagine running a marathon and have a huge amount of respect for the people who do. Their commitment to train come rain or shine; their  ability to push on through blisters, aching joints and sore muscles; and their determination to reach the finishing line, whatever the odds, is inspiring.
It’s safe to say I’m already feeling very proud of Mr TB and will probably by bubbling over come marathon day.
Regular readers will know that Mr TB is in the Royal Navy. Appropriately he will be supporting a military charity when he runs. He’s yet to decide exactly which one but I’ll let you know when he’s made up his mind.
So expect to hear a lot more about Mr TB’s London Marathon preparations in the months to come.
Have you ever completed a run for charity? Or are you among the other 50,000 runners who won a place at the 2016 London Marathon?

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Clairejustine oxox

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Oh wow, congratulation to him :) Me and the hubby tired to get in but we both got the sorry, Spider Man magazines ..


Saturday 17th of October 2015

That's great news, good luck to Mr TB with the training :-) Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

Franca Desjardins

Saturday 17th of October 2015

Congratulations!! This is such a fantastic news!! You must feel so proud of him!! I have never run any marathon. I'm a terrible runner. So I have never done a charity run. Good luck with the preparations and let us know how his training is going on! Thanks for linking up with me at #KCACOLS. I hope you can join me again! :-)

Therese Gilbert

Friday 16th of October 2015

Best of luck!! Awesome thing to do. :)

Debs @ Super Busy Mum

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

Wow! Congratulations! I know this is an incredibly tough event to get into! But well done. Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH

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