Two of our super-determined ExaClair employees recently went the extra mile by participating in the London Marathon. We asked our new medal winners a few questions…
Rachel Fleming, Sales Administrator
Which charity did you run for? I was lucky to get a ballot place (on my first year of trying) so decided to do it for charity. As it is a cause that has touched everyone at some point I ran for Cancer Research.
What was your motivation for running the race? The London Marathon has always been something I wanted to do, I enjoy running and was always inspired whilst watching it at home so last year decided to enter. I have done 5K, 10K and a half marathon previously for charity so a marathon was the next natural step. The training was tough, a big commitment for 16 weeks.
How was the marathon experience? I loved it! The crowd support and atmosphere on the day is something else. I both laughed and I cried. I will definitely do it again.
How much was raised? I’ve raised £800 so far…
Jason Hawes, Head of Logistics
What was your motivation for running the race? Running is something I just love doing, it has become my main hobby! It’s also a great way to de-stress and keep fit at the same time.
How was your training? I have only been running for a couple of years starting with Parkrun, moving on to 10k, half marathon and now the full marathon distance. Surprisingly I found the training for the London Marathon more challenging than the the race itself. To be able to consistently run three or four times per week over a sixteen week training period is tough mentally and physically.
How was the marathon experience? I loved every single part of the day, everything from travelling down to London, to the event itself. I found it beneficial to be able to stay the night before. They say the London Marathon is the best marathon in the world and I can only agree with that 100 percent!
Which charity? I was very lucky to receive a ballot place and as such was unable to raise anything for charity, however next year I’m hoping to run on behalf of a charity that has become very important to myself and my family which is Parkinsons UK.
To support Rachel’s cause, Cancer Research, please click here to donate online.
This post was written by Adam, our Digital Marketing Executive at ExaClair Limited.