James Gasson

“After spending most of my adult life drinking and smoking a lot and generally not being very active bar a bit of football here and there, I for some strange reason felt I could run the London marathon 2020 and decided to apply through a charity place.

I chose to apply for Mind the mental health charity, this was a charity very close to my heart having been through my own mental health struggles in recent years. Anyway what I believed wouldn’t happen did in fact happen and I was accepted. Despite the shock of actually getting a place I started out my running in mid October 2019 and to be honest despite a few bumps in the road, I’ve never looked back.

The change I’ve felt since running physically and mentally has been amazing, and although before I actually hated running I now have a new found love for it and even when I finally make it over that finish line I’m not going to stop running and will be doing more marathons, I would like to complete the Abbott world marathon majors, but for now I will be taking it 1 marathon at a time.”

 

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