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Barry McGinnes

Since stopping with exhaustion 3 times jogging round Strathy park, to a couple of 5k Santa dashes, a 10k here and there, a disastrous 1 half marathon attempt which made me ill for a week, a successful half marathon the following year and a couple of runs in London, I’ve finally got the guts to sign up for my first ever full marathon. I will be attempting the challenging Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 29 September 2013.

I've been running during the weekends in London and managed up to 17 miles so far. I’m eating properly and giving up alcohol after my mates wedding on 5 of July to ensure I can finish the course without stopping in *fingers crossed* under 4.5 hours. Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to see me topless will agree I’ll need to lose at least a stone to achieve this.

After taking advice from friends and family, I've decided to fundraiser for this event. I'm not one for picking mainstream stuff so I’ve picked Muir Maxwell Trust, a paediatric epilepsy charity who helps families with children who have epilepsy. I realise the charity is not as well known as others but I've always wanted to help an epilepsy charity due to my experience as a helper with ALMA and HCPT and witnessing kids having seizures. 

Update

On completing his first ever marathon Barry said I managed to finish the marathon in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 57 seconds. So I'm very pleased. Also pleased with the amount raised, I’ll let my supporters know that you are delighted. Very weird feeling finishing, still hasn't sunk in yet.".

Well Done Barry and thank you for your support and for raising an amazing £1,455 for MMT.

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