London Marathon: Rest is the key as Brian builds up

BRIAN Taylor is putting all his energy into raising money for Letchworth s Garden House Hospice. He has signed up for this year s London Marathon and will be putting his running shoes on in less than three weeks. Brian is 43 and lives in Ickleford and thi

BRIAN Taylor is putting all his energy into raising money for Letchworth's Garden House Hospice.

He has signed up for this year's London Marathon and will be putting his running shoes on in less than three weeks.

Brian is 43 and lives in Ickleford and this will be his fifth London Marathon.

He said: "Last time I did it in three hours 45 minutes and this year I've been training hard since January.


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"I'm a member of the North Herts Road Runners so I run a lot anyway but it's always very hard work.

"I first got into it all when I was about 20, thanks to my father who also runs."

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Brian chose the Garden House Hospice because he was keen to support a local charity. "I've raised money for national charities in the past and this time wanted to donate to a cause closer to home," he said.

"They do lots of good work."

And his top tip for wannabe marathon runners?

Brian recommends: "Build up gradually and take plenty of rests between big runs.

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