8th May 2011
Neil Mackenzie ran the The Shakespeare Marathon in memory of Richard Butcher and Matt Gadsby. Below is his account of the day:
“The event itself was great, superb organisation, and the run was ok for the first 10 miles, but then I started getting severe pain in my foot (a previous injury I had with football!!)….must say the remaining 16 miles were very very tough to get through!!!
I was even toying with the idea of stopping at the half marathon point as I was in that much pain, but somehow managed to limp over the line and complete it in 4:35 (will confirm exactly once I get my chip time) but it was around that give or take a minute or two!
Considering I completed the first half in 1:40 tells its own story, the 2nd half taking me 3 hours!!
Anyway, glad I managed to get round and glad also to raise some money for your charity, I still have sponsorship money to collect.”