Disability Administrator Craig Renshaw has completed the London Marathon in an impressive time of 3 hours, 9 minutes and 30 seconds, which saw him finish 1500 in his age category and 2976 overall.
This year’s event on Sunday 23 April saw a record number of participants – more than 40,000 runners take on the iconic 26.2 mile run.
Craig was running the race in aid of Cancer Research UK and Heads Together and has already raised over £1500.
After completing the event, Craig Renshaw said:
‘In terms of the whole event, it was the best thing I’ve ever experienced. It was so positive and there were so many inspirational stories.
‘Completing the London Marathon was the achievement of a lifelong dream.’
Despite being a keen runner, and having run many shorter circuits, this was Craig’s first attempt at the marathon distance.
He was supported at the event by his family and fiancée, and of course more than half a million spectators on the streets of London.
‘The start was really crowded and you had to work your way through the masses of people.
‘I did really well up until half way but then I started feeling the fatigue. My stamina was being tested and I got to about 18 miles when my left hamstring started cramping up.
‘But my family and fiancée were on mile 18 and that gave me a boost.
‘I’m happy with my time of 3:09:30, and I know I couldn’t have given any more.’
There is still time to donate to Craig’s charities by clicking here
Cancer Research UK is the leading Cancer Research charity whilst Heads Together is a mental health charity started by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and is the nominated charity of the London Marathon 2017.
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