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Monday 10 December 2012

Can YOU get a previously lardy girl to the Paris Marathon? #Target262

Runner's World choose 5 people to fund and train through the Paris Marathon every year. 
And guess what...!! I have made it to the final 4 in my category!

But ... the final result depends on a public vote. Will YOU help me get to Paris?

Sarah (aka RunnyRunRun on the forum)


Target: Sub 3:35 ... a Boston Qualifier.

Marathon PB: 3:45:11.

My strengths: Hills (!) and my bloody-mindedness – I have an inability to give up!!

My weaknesses: 10ks for some reason. Although I do pick the hilly ones...

Pick me because…
In a year in which I've completed my first half marathons, my first marathon, qualified for World's Toughest Mudder and won my first Parkrun – can 2012 also bring me a spot in ASICS Target 26.2 for the Paris Marathon? 

I'm not the fastest runner by any stretch of the imagination but I MAY be the most determined to succeed. I've only been running for 2 years but it feels like I've been running all my life and it's one of the things I use to define myself. Going outside in lycra? I'm a runner. Carrying toilet paper on long runs? I'm a runner. Peeing behind trees? I'm a runner. 

I run because I can. 5 years ago I was 5 stone overweight and a heavy smoker. My idea of healthy living was adding salad to my doner kebab and having garlic sauce. Garlic is a vegetable, right? Now... I run 35 miles a week and think that lycra is an acceptable clothes choice in public. I’ll bring a drive to succeed to the team and a dodgy sense of humour. You want the warts and all run down on training with the experts? I’ll bring it.

VOTE HERE: Vote for Sarah
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Sarah', then 'Submit'. (The site might ask you to join in which case, join then click this link again :) 

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