Just over 7 weeks to go…London Marathon 2020

05 March 2020

Just over 7 weeks to go…London Marathon 2020

Aberdeen man, Allan Leslie has been pounding the streets and trails in preparation for the London Marathon clocking up 123 miles in January and 126 miles in February as part of his training regime. Allan has also been stirring up a real storm in his fundraising efforts and raising a whole load of £££’s for Home-Start Aberdeen.

Between quiz nights and raffles, to collection tins and sponsorship Allan has currently raised a tremendous £2,705 which will help support local families with young children in Aberdeen.

“Running the London Marathon and raising money for Home-Start Aberdeen lets me give something back and support people in the local community because everyone, no matter what your background, needs a little help sometimes.”

Allan is no stranger to the challenges of preparing and running for the marathon and we’ve been following his training regime through the rain, snow and sunshine over the last few months.

It’s now just over 7 weeks to go to the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April and Allan is well prepared, although managing some ankle niggles with the expert guidance and support from SPEAR Physiotherapy.

“The weather has been difficult to get out to run when it’s been either icy, windy or wet. My family have been very supportive as well as helping on the fundraising quiz night. I have number friends I run with along with Jog Scotland Hazlehead group as well as metro running club.I did the Lossiemouth half marathon recently and I paced my friend to a 5 min PB. 1hr 48 each.

I get about 1 or 2 rest days a week and to change up my routes I take my son out for rugby 4 days a week to Ellon so I run there, but it has been very icy.

I made it a point not too stop eating the things I like but I will carb up a few days before the race plus give up alcohol a couple of weeks beforehand. Having a hangover is not good for running so I cut back on this during training. I do love salt and vinegar crisps!!

Nearer the race, the miles will decrease with more rest days on the last week.I’m going back to physio for my ankle and trying acupuncture too but it is not stopping me just slowing me down, which is not a bad thing.”

Allan’s next milestone in training is the Loch Ness half marathon this Sunday 8th March – we’re all routing for you Allan – good luck and stay fit!

If you’d like to support Allan in his London Marathon efforts to raise money for Home-Start Aberdeen you can donate via his online fundraising page here:https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ALLANLESLIE

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