On Sunday 6th April 2014 I ran the Greater Manchester Marathon. 26.2 miles of pain, suffering and desperation in the name of a great cause, Action for Alports. It is a campaign on behalf of Kidney Research UK which focusses on Alports Syndrome, a rare kidney condition which as yet has no real known cause or cure.
After an injury hit training programme my sights were set pretty low, just finish it! 26.2 miles later I can happily say I achieved that goal, but not after some dark moments along the way.
To distract me from the physical pain I decided to take some selfies along the way, I tried to do every mile but a lack of mile markers made that tricky. Thankfully I did manage to catch some of my pain and suffering in photo form, and the relief at the finish line.
So far I have raised £550 but if you are feeling generous, you can still donate at http://www.justgiving.com/forrest-rob