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
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Fat Bloke on BBC Radio 2

Every Sunday if I can I listen to Sound of the Seventies hosted by Johnnie Walker. I love this show and I love Johnnie but the plonker did not mention my name !! I know it was for me as it mentions me in the bath and this was the song I asked for last week ( he has played it a week late). Not often you get a request played on National Radio !!!!

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


Fat Bloke feeling optimistic !!!

Definately learned a lesson today. I did not take enough fluids/food on board and although I completed 18 miles ( big tick) I had the most dehabiliating cramps when I got home. It frightend the life out of me becasue if this happend on 23rd April it would be race over. However all my running friends have given me great encouragement and advise and I am happy  I can get this sorted in time for the London Marathon. Three weeks to go and now its about ticking over and getting lots of rest ( I think I will be good at that) so I feel strong on the day

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

 


Fat Bloke has a grumble !!!

Today was tough. Hated the last 2 miles. My fault I was bored and maybe started a bit too quick. Anyway did 17.4 miles no stopping, no walking on my feet for 3:20 11:29/mile. This really is a hard hard challenge I am good for nothing for the rest of the day !!!. I will try and do some more of these video blogs whilst in the last stages of my training 4 weeks to go !!!

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


Fat Bloke Gets His Number !!!

Not quite as easy on the eye as my Brentwood Half Marathon number (888) but here is my number for the big day 50452
This really is a lifetime ambition and to be able to do it for a charity so close to my heart is a real privilege.
Everything is aching but nothing is broken just two long runs over the next two Sundays and then its time for shorter runs, resting and carbs in prepartion for the big day. Looking forward to the carb loading !!

I will be blogging more regulary as the big day gets closer. Can’t tell you how excited I am about this !!

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

 

 


Fat Bloke completes the Brentwood Half Marathon

Training is going OK at the moment and yesterdays Half Marathon was brilliant for my confidence. It was hilly and windy and I never stopped or walked at all. My friend, mentor, coach and veteran of many many marathons, Mervyn Phillips asked me to do it between 2:30 and 2:40 and I finished in 2:33. At 7 miles my average pace was 11:29 and at the finish it was 11:36 so very consistent. Thanks to all that came out to support as well as those that have encouraged online, it means so much to me.

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

 

 


Follow the Fat Bloke at the Brentwood Half Marathon !!!

This Sunday 19th March in preparation for the London Marathon I will be running the Brentwood Half Marathon. Please feel free to come along and give me a cheer. It really helps when the going gets tough to get a smile and a wave from a familiar face !!! That said you can follow me from the comfort of your armchair by signing up here for text/social media alerts.

Details of the event can be found here so you can find the best spot to shout out  ” Come on Fat Bloke “

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