Today I completed a total of 13.5 km on the treadmill which is the most I’ve ever done in a day. I read an email from Oxfam inviting applications for their London Marathon team. I thought about it and wasn’t worried about the 26 miles but was daunted by the prospect of having to commit to raising £2000. However I decided to do their ‘Great South Run’, which is 10 miles in Portsmouth at the end of October. My commitment is to raise a much more manageable £300.

I’m keeping a record of my training/progress on The Daily Mile website.