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4 hours 59 minutes and 13 seconds

After over 5 months of training and covering hundreds of miles plodding around Nottingham in preparation, last Sunday I completed the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of PSP Association.

Thank you to all who donated towards my fundraising total which currently stands at just over £2000. You’re all awesome.

Painful, tiring, overwhelming, knackering, but most of all it was an incredible experience. Every single Facebook like, cash donation and scream by the side of the road helped me cross the finish line in just under 5 hours. I couldn’t have done it without you all. Thank you.

In true style, we had our very own camera crew deployed across the capital on race day to capture the amazing achievements of over 70 participants who ran to raise money for PSPA. We’ll showcase those videos very soon!

You can still donate to PSP Association by clicking here (if you do, I’ll be even happier than I look in the animated GIF at the top!).

Anything from £5 to £500 will go towards helping working towards a world free of PSP.

What is PSP?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a Parkinson’s-like neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Over time this leads to difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing.

Research suggests around 4,000 people are living with PSP in the UK at any one time. In its early stages, symptoms can resemble those of other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Stroke or Multiple System Atrophy, with the result that initial misdiagnosis is common.

Like many other chronic conditions there is currently no cure for PSP. However many of the symptoms can be managed to help people achieve the best possible quality of life.