This year we have had one fundraiser who has pushed himself to his limits and run an incredible 15 marathons throughout the year!
Chris Chandler has been supporting MS-UK since 2012 where he ran his first event for the charity, the British 10k. Definitely bitten (not stung, read on for more details) by the running bug, since then he hasn’t stopped running. His wife Jennie is affected by MS so supporting MS-UK has become very important.
We got the low down from Jennie who spills the beans on the goods, bads and uglies of marathon running…..
‘Favourite marathon? It has to be the Virgin Money London Marathon – it’s the third time Chris has run London, the first was for the experience, the second was for a quicker time and this year it was to enjoy it.
Worst marathon? That was the Great Barrow Challenge, only because at around the 18 mile mark, Chris ran through a disturbed wasps nest and ended up getting stung over seven times and had to stop for a medic check at the next check point! OUCH!!!
Most surprising marathon? In February, Chris took part in the Marathon Day Marathon where you run a 5 x 5.24 loop. It was such a miserable cold day and it’s such a repetitive course and yet Chris ran his fastest marathon yet and finished in 4:40:47, this is still his personal best marathon time.
Plans for next year? Chris has already signed up for a quad marathon, four days, four marathons and camping out plus a 24 hour event in which he has to run as far as he can in 24 hours.’
A massive thank you to Chris for all his hard work and support- awesome job!