Starting the #ExtraMile

17 January 2014, 12:54

I’ve been working from home for the past few months while I launch my new sewing/exercise business, but on Wednesday I braved the rush-hour tube to spend a day of filming with three other runners as part of the Virgin Money London Marathon #ExtraMile project.

A whole day of talking about running, plus I get my hair and makeup done, and a great healthy lunch as well? Twist my arm then…!

Two of us are raising funds and awareness for Anthony Nolan, the UK’s bone marrow donor database, and the other two are running for Walking with the Wounded, a charity that helps wounded servicemen readjust into civilian working life. All of us had some pretty incredible stories to tell, and it was eye-opening to listen to each other speak about our pasts, journeys to running, and why our charities meant so freaking much to us. I really can’t wait to see the finished footage, it was looking really good in real life!

We were each asked to bring in four objects that inspired us or told a story about our running – you can see a sneak peek of one of mine here!

Extra Mile filming

This is just the first bit of filming as the four of us will be followed in our journey to London Marathon on 13 April. We’ll also be writing blog posts about our training and backstories, and I’ll be posting up the video links once they’re edited and live!

Until then, if you’re really, really quick, you can enter to win a place at the Virgin Money London Marathon as an #ExtraMile runner, but the competition closes tonight (17 April at 9PM GMT). You know you want to join me!



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