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On the run

It always seems to be at this time of year when the sponsorship emails start flying around at work. They are more prolific this year than usual, perhaps as we’re all being inspired by the forthcoming Olympics.

30 April 2012

One of my colleagues has just completed the London marathon in under her four-hour target, with which she is obviously delighted. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology I texted to congratulate her on her finish time which I’d seen on the marathon’s live timings website, and she replied to ask what her time was as they’d not even confirmed it to her yet!

She is also about to get married, and I’m still not sure how she’s managed to fit in marathon training, wedding planning, work and any sort of remaining life over the last few months.

My husband’s best man returned from Everest a few days ago. He has been in training for a year along with a number of colleagues who went to Base Camp together, in support of two men who climbed to the top. I think they need to rename Base Camp, as having looked into it I understand that it is in fact over half way up that huge mountain, at around 5,500

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