I felt a massive sense of achievement
The race day was amazing and there were countless stand-out moments. I passed hundreds of bands and enjoyed the amazing noise of thunder-clapping from thousands of people.
I decided to walk the last eight miles as my hip and back were beginning to really hurt. That was the most enjoyable part for me because I could soak up the atmosphere. The last few miles were challenging but fantastic. It was such an incredible feeling to see tens of thousands of people cheer me on right until the end. Once I passed the finish line, I felt a massive sense of achievement and pride.
I am delighted that I was able to raise money for Dementia UK. I initially hoped to raise £5,000 but I actually managed to raise £13,440 including Gift Aid. I was over the moon with the final total.