One of our Directors, John Quaye, is running the Boston Marathon on behalf of Fragile X Society on 18 April this year
John tells us, "Boston will be my 14th marathon and my 5th of 6 majors having run New York, London, Chicago and Berlin, leaving Tokyo to complete the World Marathon Majors series. I ran my first marathon in 2010 and my next in 2016 after which it got a bit serious and I run 2-3 marathons a year. I've been trying to run Boston for a few years but between cancellations and Covid restrictions, the closest I've gotten was running the virtual Boston Marathon in October last year. The race takes place on Monday 18th April and so training is pretty intense at the moment and I'm typically running 70-80 miles a week.
My marathon PB (personal best) is 2:54:53 set in the Isle of Man in 2021 and I'm hoping to better this in Boston.
Attached are a few pictures from London, Berlin and Chicago.
I have a lucky top (the one in the Berlin and Chicago pics) which has all my times on the back from the majors. You'll also notice my nickname which everyone always asks about - it's not running related but a nickname I had since I was about 7 years old (because my hair was the colour of baked beans - the joys of childhood 🙂 )."
We wish John the very best of luck for both his training and the marathon itself. You can find out more, and support John's efforts, on his JustGiving page here.