We did it! My sister Silke and I completed the Istanbul Marathon from Asia to Europe on Sunday 11 November despite some health issues and have raised nearly £2000 for Animals Asia so far.
Silke collapsed 6 weeks prior to the marathon and only had confirmation from her doctor that she was allowed to run again 2 days before we left for Istanbul, and I had a terrible migraine the day before the race. Not running was simply not an option for either of us. It was a long hard run but when the going got tough the thought of Oliver, who spent 30 years of his life in a tiny cage, and all the other bears, dogs and cats we were doing this for kept us going.
About 7,000 runners took part in this unique marathon from Asia to Europe and not all managed to complete it, so we are both very pleased to have made it and hope that a few more people will feel inspired to help us reach our target of £3000 for the animals we all care about so much. We can still be sponsored here on JustGiving