Friendship dictates Josie’s pace

July 16, 2015 Uncategorized

josieFRIENDSHIP came first for dedicated runner Josie Pickering, who slowed down and kept pace with her injured running partner rather than leave her behind in the London Marathon. The pair managed to complete the race together with a mix of running and walking after injury struck. “My friend was in pain when an old injury flared up so had to slow right down and of course I couldn’t leave her. We just focussed on having fun along the way and it was still a great experience,” says Josie, who trained for months to take part. “The atmosphere was incredible, with enormous crowds all cheering us along and my fitness levels were good.” Since London Josie has clocked up another two half marathons, a 10K run and is training for another full marathon in September. She was delighted to have raised £3,300 for Headway East Northants thanks to the support of colleagues from BPH, where she is an Operational Risk Manager. “I would definitely love to do London again, but meanwhile I’m getting fit for other races, including the Lisbon Marathon in October and Paris next year, both of which will be amazing challenges,” she says.