The TM Society was lucky in the charity ballot
The TM Society managed to get a place in the 2016 marathon via the charity ballot this year.
We introduced an application process asking potential runners to tell us their training and fundraising plans, and their link to the TM Society.
Meet our runners
Mark Ramsey was selected for our place and his good friend Diane, won a place in the public ballot. They have a page on the virgin moneygiving site which you can click on now to make a donation.
Why they are running for the TM Society
Mark is a police officer who lives outside Ipswich. His connection to TM is through his good friend Diane. Diane's sister had TM five years ago. You can read more about her story here.
Click here to donate.
Want to get involved or cheer on the day?
Get in touch with Barbara.
The 26.2 mile race will take place on 24th April
Mark is currently running five times a week totalling 30 miles. His longest training run so far has been 20 miles. He said the training is a big commitment and much more intense than for running a half marathon, and at times, can be very exhausting. The biggest challenge he finds is maintaining his weight given all the running he is doing!
His tactic to keep going when it gets tough, particularly in the rain and wind, is to put his head down, focus on placing one foot in front of the other, think about how TM can knock a person for six, and that he can run and so run he will.
News as we get closer to the day
We will update you with more training news before the big day. In the mean time, Mark says he is planning to eat more.