Trainee solicitor completes London Marathon
Over the weekend our Trainee Solicitor Elliott Moulster successfully ran the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. The Marathon was a 26.2 miles run across the heart of Central London. This year it was ‘enjoyed’ by a record number of people. In total, there were almost 40,000 runners of every age and ability, each with their own reason to run.
First London Marathon
Although Elliott had never run the London Marathon before, it was a challenge that he was somewhat familiar with having completed the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon on two previous occasions.
During the first occasion, which he ran for charity, Elliott was able to secure a ‘good for age’ time under 3:00:05. This achievement meant that he was able to obtain automatic entry for the London Marathon. This was opposed to entry through the formidable public ballot which can only accept roughly 1/5 of all applicants due to the sheer volume of demand.
As this was his first Marathon since starting his training with the firm, preperation for the occasion proved to be somewhat challenging. With daily work in the firm’s Regulatory Law department, and his additional commitments including:
- Police Station Accreditation
all taking priority, time to go out running for hours on end was often sparse.
Placed 880th out of 40 000
Notwithstanding this challenge, it appears that he is managing these commitments extremely well. He passed the finish line of the London Marathon with a new personal best of 02:50:50. This time saw him finish 880th out of the 40 000 who entered.
He could not have done this without the support of his friends and family. Their encouragement at mile 23 saw him through ‘the wall’ that he hit towards the end of the race. With hindsight this was probably self-induced due to his erratic pace at the start of the race!
Overall, he is pleased to that it was an amazing experience and one that he looks forward to repeating in the future, albeit in an even quicker time!