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.