Peter Jackling Runs Final Marathon

Peter Jackling Runs Final MarathonOn Sunday 17 April Peter ran his sixth and final marathon. Having previously run Rome, Dublin, Paris, Budapest, and Nice to Cannes, he’s hanging up his long-distance running shoes. “I started running late (in life – at 54)” said Peter. “It’s so difficult to get into the London Marathon, but I was determined to do the biggest and best one in the world, so I managed to get a charity place. Having done work with the National Autistic Society I felt they were a very deserving cause, and the response from friends and family was fantastic. It is amazing how generous people have been, in sponsorship AND encouragement. After all the training runs in the cold and dark, the treadmill sessions, and the physio bills, the event itself was almost perfect weather, but became too hot. This left me with severe cramp to fight through for the final 7 miles, helped by fantastic support and the camaraderie. But the experience was absolutely wonderful, well worth the pain – to the beer at the end.”