This was my first marathon. I have to be honest I had no idea what I was letting myself in for! I had only started running in July 2013, I had never even attempted a half marathon! However I trained hard and was ready for the day. I decided to raise funds for Hospicare as they gave such great care to my Dad and my family, I wanted to give something back. It was a tough course but I finished in 4 hours 18 mins. I was very pleased and elated that I had managed to achieve this.