While some of us were over indulging over Christmas and have plans to do it all again this Easter, please remember new Gas and M&E manager for Tower Hamlets, Lewis Laws, has been doing without! Lewis has been eating clean and running up to 14 miles as part of his gruelling training regime for the upcoming London Marathon on behalf of the Mears Foundation.
What motivates you to run the London Marathon?
I feel like it would be an achievement, a true test of Mind and Body to run the marathon. I’ve done the marathon 2 years ago and unfortunately suffered an injury during the run, so I did not get the time I was aiming for, I hope to beat that time this year.
I believe in the work the Mears Foundation do; by supporting less known charities and schemes, they make their goals more achievable.
What have you done to prep?
I have been running at least 3 times a week. Trying to increase the mileage every run, mainly the weekends. I’ve even run from work to home which is usually 11 miles.
I have had to invest in new footwear for the training and the actual marathon, and the Mears Rewards scheme landed me a great deal on Nike town!
Have you got a time in mind?
I want to be able to complete the marathon in 4 hours 15 mins, although I know this will be difficult I’m going to set that as my personal goal.
If you want to support Lewis’s efforts and the Mears Foundation on the link below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-laws
Good luck Lewis, we appreciate your support.