After finishing her first marathon, Charlotte Babb was all smiles.
The running enthusiast completed her first London Marathon in the time she wanted and was over the moon when she crossed the finish line.
Charlotte has always been into keeping fit but only took up running five years ago.
Since then, she has completed the Great South Run and now her first marathon.
She says: ‘I was hoping for a time of under four hours so I am pleased that I managed to get that.
‘It was a really great run and the crowd were amazing.’
Charlotte was joined by thousands of runners to complete the 26-mile route in the capital. She trained for the race by completing 18-mile runs around her home town of Emsworth.
Like many of the runners, she was raising money for charity and had chosen the Ron Pickering Memorial Trust.
She wanted to raise £1,500 for the charity which helps aspiring athletes, but she smashed that target and has raise more than £3,000.
She adds: ‘Running a marathon is a life-changing experience and a massive achievement.
‘Having been a keen runner for five years, I felt I was ready to take on the challenge.
‘The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is a fantastic cause which helps fund young aspiring athletes and sports people.’
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