Joe Fuccio runs the London Marathon

Joe talks to us about realising his dream of running the London Marathon, sharing details of his training routine and tips for others wishing to do the same.

1. Describe your event and why you chose to do this particular one?

The event was the London Marathon 2016 which has always been a dream of mine to complete at some point in my lifetime. It was something on my bucket list.

2. How long did it take you to train?

This event took me 4 months to train for, which is quite a short amount of time for a normal marathon runner. However I am quite an active person so I already had a good baseline of fitness.

 3. Describe how you felt in three words

Full of emotions

4. How did you feel on the day/evening?

On the day, I felt very reflective on how I got to this point in my life and how I had to really be proud of myself for what I’ve become. With about 6 miles to go, I had to hold back my emotions because I couldn’t believe I had almost completed the London Marathon. In the evening, I was in a lot of pain, however it was worth it!

5. Most memorable moment?

Coming around the corner, onto the Mall and realising I had beaten my target time. So I thanked my family by pointing to the sky and blowing a kiss to my Nan and Grandad. Also to find out I was on BBC One and all of friends, family and children I teach saw me!

6. Any tips for others doing the same thing?

Start with small amounts of training, look after your diet and stretch!

7. Anything else you would like to share?

I’ve always wanted to do my part for this charity and I’m glad to be part of the dream team!

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Author: Daniel Dockery

Date: 01/06/2016

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