30 Days to the London Marathon!

Sadly, I start this marathon update on a different tone. I was at Waterloo campus when I received a message saying there had been an incident at Westminster, my BBC app flashed up with Breaking News and seconds later I heard ambulance sirens and the helicopters over Southwark…I was about to hand in an assignment, walk home and head out on a run.

In my weekday runs I usually run past Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge and turn around at Lambeth Bridge. I didn’t go on a run yesterday. But   today I will go on a run and my training for the Marathon will continue as planned…We are not afraid. 

My thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the Westminster attack.






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Day 1. Rest Day

Day 2. 5 km  10 km

Day 3. Rest Day

Day 4. 13 km

Day 5. Rest Day  32 km

Day 6. 32 km  Rest Day

Day 7. 5km

Day 8. Stretch Day

Day 9. 13km

Day 10. Rest Day 13km

Training Update

On Wednesday (Day 2) after completing an assessed presentation and drafting a first draft for the rationale of my presentation I headed out for a run. The sun was shining and it was warm…first time to have been able to run wearing shorts and a tank top and it just felt amazing! 🙂 Although I had planned to run 5km, I ended up wanting to run a slightly longer distance…10 km on a 5:15 mins/km pace. 

My long run on Saturday (Day 5) took me back 5 years…I was fortunate to work for iLUKA during the Olympics and Paralympic Games in London 2012! I run to Victoria Park and then headed to the Olympic Stadium, a total distance 33km! My longest distance to date and probably the longest I will manage to run prior to the marathon. 

Olympic Stadium, 17th August 2012,  London

On Monday (Day 7), I made a revision plan for my exams and reality kicked in…April is going to be a touch month, with 3 long exams planned for the first week of May! To de-stress I headed out for interval training – managed to run 5km…and look at those colours by Tower Bridge! 

Monday, 20th March 2017, View of the City and Tower Bridge

This week I would like to express a special thanks to Costis, Lawrence Mascarenhas, Louisa, Alice, Zoe, Nap and Eleni for their warm wishes and generous donation!

I would like to say a special thank you to Rachel Wevill, Sheila, The Kabitsis, Andreas, Andrew Gee, Ben, Hassan, Beatrice, Irene, Bob and Colette, Odette, Polly, Esther, Ed and Katerina, Dr ‘Clever’,Eirini , Freya, Masha, Michael and Teresita and Takis, Vangelis, my dad- John for their donations!

If you wish to sponsor me please visit Elisabeth’s Virgin Donation Page!

All donations will be greatly appreciated and will contribute to the development of the research on spinal injuries.

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-19-22-12I am hoping to complete the marathon in 4h30m! I know this training will be really hard for me and I need your help! To keep me accountable, I plan to post an update of my training every 10 days, so stay tuned for the next post on 50 Days till the London Marathon!


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