“My training has been going well so far, my longest runs have been around 18-20 miles. I feel mentally ready, I’m more excited than nervous. People have been really supportive and having people follow my journey is giving me the extra push I need. I am looking forward to the run and to be able to say I ran the London Marathon – but I also want to be able to make a difference.”
It has been a lifelong goal for Craig to run the London Marathon, so when the opportunity came up to run the world-famous race while raising money for FitzRoy, he jumped at the chance.
We spoke to Craig about why he decided to take part in the London Marathon and what he hopes the money he raises will achieve. He said: “I haven’t done a lot of races but I got into running about nine years ago when I was an amateur boxer. I used to compete in events and running helped me to keep up that level of fitness.
“I like keeping fit in a variety of ways, so I have run a half marathon but I’ve also taken part in a 100 mile bike ride. Those were challenging but I think my biggest challenge is yet to come with the London Marathon!
“I have entered the London Marathon ballot for about eight years, but it’s such a lottery and I have never been successful. When the opportunity came up to tick off a lifelong goal of running the London Marathon and raising money for a good cause at the same time, I jumped at the chance.
“I’m hoping to raise £2,000 for FitzRoy and have been getting people to donate with a guess of what my time will be. The work FitzRoy does is just incredible, this year more than ever we should be supporting our key workers.
They have faced some of the most difficult challenges and they really are heroes. It felt important to me to give something back, and it also gives me that extra motivation on the more difficult days.