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BERLIN MARATHON

What a wonderful race weekend in Berlin. A great race (in spite of the weather). Tremendous atmosphere, great friends and lots of fun.
My road to Berlin has been difficult. My best friend died in May and my grief for him has overshadowed everything these past four months. I’ve struggled to be motivated for anything, let alone running. My training has been sporadic at best and even when I did run, my broken heart wasn’t able to invest in what I was doing. I lined up not expecting much, in my head there was the thought of possibly finishing under 4:30 but in my heart I was determined to run for my dear friend Ken. The race went pretty well, not fast but steady. I ran consistently for the first 25km. Faded a little over the next 5km, but by 32.2km I realised I still had 10km left in me, so relaxed and enjoyed it. I am over the moon with my 4:25 finish time.
@robinplowman was the best travel companion. #TeamSpinal were immense and I was so happy to see #RunTheBook in Berlin. You’d have been proud @ravbillan
Thank you BERLIN – you were amazing

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