The training paid off and she achieved an official finishing time of 3 hours 51 minutes. The day after the event she explained that she was a “little sore” and “not walking in the most attractive fashion”, however she raised an incredible £1,300 from the generosity of her family and friends.
Lorna completed the event in a fantastic 4 hours 19 minutes despite sustaining an injury weeks before. After finishing she said “the last 4.2 miles were really tough and it started to hail as I trudged towards Big Ben but the crowd were really amazing and they definitely helped me get round. The feeling of elation on crossing the finishing line is quite something”. Lorna explained that she had chosen to raise money for the charity set up in memory of Jeremy Willson because “I probably would not be running a marathon if it wasn't for the example Jeremy set to live life to the full and to attempt new challenges.” Lorna raised over £800 thanks to her efforts.