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Neil’s first marathon

Congratulations to Team COCO member Neil, who ran his first ever marathon in Liverpool last month!  Neil started running only 2.5 years ago, on a couch to 5k programme.  104 parkruns and 10 half marathons later and he has completed his first, hopefully of many, marathons.

"The whole weekend was a fantastic experience, it was made all the better to be accompanied by Kelly Collier and Bill Ford. I was joined on the final run in by ubiquitous wife Elaine and my Coach and Mentor Kate Macpherson who led the C25k that started Elaine and I on our running journey. They are both fellow Team COCO members and had both just completed the half marathon."

"I was cheered along the final straight by many good friends who have been there to support me from day one. It was an emotional day for all involved and the buzz will live with me forever.  The icing on the cake was seeing my daughter Jennifer who'd made a surprise visit for the day."

"It still feels rather surreal but I did it and it was the first of many to come in my beloved COCO Vest!"

Team COCO is our virtual running club, affiliated with England Athletics. A great bunch of people with a passion for running, and making a difference. For more information and to join, follow this link.

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