The money will go towards the funding of an Organ Donation memorial statue that is to be built at Northamptonshire General Hospital.
Q&A’s with Brian Lydon
We met with Brian to ask him a few questions about his marathon experience.
What was the marathon in aid of?
To raise funds and awareness for two charities, Cancer Research and IDonate
What is your connection to IDonate and why do you feel so passionately about it?A very close friend first made me aware of the charity as she worked as a nurse and is directly involved with organ donation. Also, one of our staff was due to have a kidney transplant, he has now had this and is back at work. As a family man and owner of a Northamptonshire business I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to raise awareness for this local charity.
What do you do for a living?
I am the MD for Lydon Contracting Ltd ensuring that the business continues to be successful and importantly that what we do is sustainable and high quality is maintained
How was the support from friends and family?
My wife has been amazing as we have a young family, she understood I would come in from work late, lace up and get out and get the miles in! Friends have also been great, continually answering my what if ? questions and were great ( especially during my no alcohol stage :))
Any training tips for anyone about to embark on a marathon?
I received loads of support and tips from past and present finishers, but mostly the main theme was ” get your miles in and listen to your body “
Favourite training snack?
I have really started to enjoy porridge with honey and fruit and flapjacks during the day.
What was your post marathon meal?
Well being in Dublin, there was only 1 option….lots of Guinness
Any plans to do another one?
Yes I will definitely run another, maybe MK next year, I will run this for myself with a little bit of experimenting with pace !! as for a charity event …watch this space 🙂
Favourite running quote?
‘Pain is temporary finishing will be with you forever’ and also just a basic, ‘Be Strong’
We think he deserves a medal. Thanks Brian!