Video: Craig tackles the London Marathon

REPORTER and blogger Craig Robinson is recovering after he joined thousands of other brave souls pounding the streets of the capital on Sunday to run the London marathon.

REPORTER and blogger Craig Robinson is recovering after he joined thousands of other brave souls pounding the streets of the capital on Sunday to run the London marathon.

Craig, who took on the challenge to raise cash for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, also filmed a video diary which you can watch here.

You can also read more about his marathon experience in his blog - there's a taster below to give you a flavour of the day in his own words:-

“After months of training it's all finally over. I've achieved what four months ago felt impossible.


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I've completed the London Marathon. And would I do it again? You bet.

Before I started I have to admit I was a little dubious when people told me the crowd would get me through the final six miles.

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But it's true.

The buzz started on Friday when I went to the Excel centre in London's Docklands to pick up my race number.

By the time 9.45am on Sunday came along I was almost in hysterics.

But I soon convinced myself that this was (in theory) the fun bit - all the hard work has been done in the hours and hours of training.

The toughest part of the course came around the 17 mile mark until about 23 miles - just as you go round the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf - but luckily I had a lot of support on this stretch to get me through.

When I reached 24 miles and I realised that I was going to actually complete it the feeling was amazing. The sound of the crowd along the Embankment is deafening and when you hear someone shouting your name it is fantastic.

It was without doubt one of the single greatest days I've ever experienced and I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has helped me out and sponsored me over the last few months.

Its not been easy but I've got there - and I'd do it again tomorrow without a second thought (well maybe not tomorrow because my legs are still pretty sore but definitely at some point in the future!).

For those who like to know these things I finished in 4hrs20mins22sec (15,484th) and have raised around �2,200 for St Elizabeth Hospice. Not a bad effort.”

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