Thank You from the Fat Bloke

I have to say yesterday was one of the greatest achievements / events of my life. It was so hard and although my legs are hurting my heart is bursting with pride.  I need to say thank you to ALL the people who have supported me in so many ways.  Mervyn Phillips a veteran of 18 London Marathons and 60 in all took me under his wing but I  got so much advice from so many people who wanted to be sure I was OK on start day. All those who waved at me during those long training runs, those that supported me on the day by turning out but also by following me on-line I could feel the e-love !!. Special thanks to Judy for encouraging and putting up with me over these last few months. It couldn’t have been easy I moaned a lot and fretted a lot but at the end of the day I had full respect for the challenge I was undertaking.

But lets not forget the reason for all this was to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity so thank you to all those who have donated. Its not too late to donate so if you have been following my story please donate as I try to reach the £10k mark. I feel sure I can get there so any amount however small would be gratefully received. I have attached below some photos from the day.  I hope you enjoy them. Thanks again from Judy and Myself as well as all the people from The Brain Tumour Charity.

I ran the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can still donate by clicking here

 

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Fat Bloke feeling emotional

My sister just popped around and gave me my Dads chain to run with. I am not religious in any way but I will proudly wear this tomorrow and amongst all the other reasons I am running for tomorrow I will also remember my Dad. I know if he was around he would be telling me I was mad doing this but I know he would also be very proud !!!

I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here


Fat Bloke decides on party dress !!

I have never spent so much time fretting over my outfit since I was a teenaging going out on a Friday Night !!
So the weather forecast looks settled, the race haircut has been adminsistered and the nipple strategy has been decided.  So especially for my sister who was worried she would not recognise me this is how i intend to look on the day. Race Number is 50452

I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here


Fat Bloke update on the numbers !!!

Less than three days to go so i just wanted to say a big “THANK YOU” to all those people who have supported me in my London Marathon Adventure. I am sick with excitement and fear of what lies ahead !! In this video I take you though some of the important numbers associated with my campaign

I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here


Fat Bloke in naked video shocker

Too good not to share with runners and anyone who suffers generally with their nipples

I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here


Fat Bloke Feelin’ Good !!!

Fabulous 8.5 mile run this morning. Cant believe how good I felt maybe it was because I had Gary Rose keeping me company the whole way round. Really appreciated that Gary !!!In the words of the mighty James Brown ” I Feel Good”. I have had some difficult times getting ready for this challenge but today I am in a good place. Best bit was when my neighbour asked me if we were going out for a run when we just got back !!! To me that means so much more than how quick or slow I may have been. LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO

I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here


Follow the Fat Bloke – London Marathon Day

Whether you intend to follow the race from the comfort of your own home or intend to come up and support in person I have put this little guide together.

  1. My race number is 50452 enter this or my name to track my progress via the VMLM live tracking web page 
  2. The App is now available to download from the App store. Easily track your favourite runners
  3. Some people asked how will they recognise me !! I will decide what I will be wearing nearer the day dependaent on the weather and I will post a picture
  4. If you are planning to come down here is a map of the whole route
  5. If you are following the “Fat Bloke” I will need most encouragement in the second half of the day and more specifically miles 13-22 here is a map of that section. Miles 17-20 are notoriously tough
  6. Mrs Fatbloke and some of my family will be at the Brain Tumour Charity cheer point at mile 22 on The Highway. Say Hi to them but if possible go somewhere else so any support is spread out
  7. Given it will take me 15 mins to get to the start point I anticipate to be at the halfway point at approximately 12:45. After that I really dont know I expect to complete the second half quite a bit slower. Keep an eye on me via the web !!
  8. After I finish I expect to be at the Brain Tumour Charity After Race Party approximately an hour later. I would be happy to see anyone there, Just tell them the Fat Bloke sent you !! Everyone is welcome. The address of the party is  Kings College London, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2LS.
  9. Here is a full spectator guide provide by the Virgin Money London Marathon team
  10. I am so grateful for all your support whether at home or in London on the day. I just hope my body is up to it and I can complete it and we can all celebrate together. Not long to wait now
  11. I am running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Brain Tumour Charity. You can donate by clicking here