Why are you running the marathon?
I was offered the opportunity to join the team after a drop out and it was not something I could possibly say no to! It is always good to challenge yourself and running is definitely something that was out of my comfort zone. So many people would love the opportunity to run it so to turn down a place would’ve been pretty ungrateful of me!
Why are you running it for Heads Together?
This campaign is SO important. It’s doing wonderful things for mental health awareness which is something that effects EVERYONE in someway or another at some point in their lives. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if people felt like they didn’t have to suffer alone and could reach out for help?
What are you most excited about on race day?
Finishing! No, not really, I am looking forward to hearing the crowds and seeing London congregate to support everyone.
What’s keeping you motivated?
Raising money. Whenever it gets tough I just think ‘Remember that you are raising money for Heads Together, that is all that matters at the end of it all!’
What’s your top tip of advice for a fellow marathon runner?
Follow your running programme! My body has done things in the last 13 weeks I never knew it was capable of, and that is purely down to the programme! Listen to your body, rest when you need to and make sure you look after yourself. If you give your body what it needs, when it needs it you will achieve the goal!
Learn more about Bryany’s story here.