Ever since I took up running in 2011 my dream has been to run all six World Marathon Majors. Four years on I found myself in the 2015 Chicago Marathon (my 4th WMM), having been successful in the lottery.
My third race in Spain, previous being Barcelona Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid, and it was back to the marathon. It was my first time to Seville and I was anticipating a flat course. Everything was seemingly in place for a good race despite my niggling hamstring injury.
After a summer of half marathons and the odd Park Run it was time to get back to the big 26.2 and another new destination, Budapest. After nailing my fastest marathon (3:32) in Tokyo at the beginning of the year, I was again aiming for a sub 3:30.
If, like us, you fancy a nice little team event in a lovely location after a year of lots of running get yourselves to Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes on France’s Côte d’Azur next November.
Greenwich Park, Docklands, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace – just some of the amazing sights you will see on what, in my marathon experience, is the best marathon in the world, the Virgin London Marathon.
Completing all six World Marathon Majors is something I have dreamed of since I first started running and after completing London and Berlin marathons I was a third of the way there.