London Marathon Runner, Tess!

18th February 2019
Tess running

One Broker would like to introduce you to our two awesome marathon runners! Tess Minns and Danny Hawkins have volunteered to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on the 28th of April. They’re taking part to raise money for One Broker’s Charity of the Year, The Papworth Trust.

We asked Danny and Tess some questions to get to know them better and find out how their running prep is going.

Here are the lovely Tess’ answers! (Keep an eye out for Danny’s answers next week).

What inspired you to take part in the London Marathon?

Come April I will have been running for two years and it has totally changed my life. I am a happier, fitter & healthier person. I now have the opportunity to use running to change other people’s lives- raising money for The Papworth Trust.

What training are you doing to prepare for the marathon?

My training plan consists of three runs a week – two shorter runs midweek and one long run every weekend. The long run will build up to a 20 mile run during my peak week (the week with the highest mileage). I am also cross training twice a week – spin class and body pump - to keep my overall fitness up. No doubt I will also be visiting my physio lots too to keep my muscles in good shape!

Is there any tips or tricks you hope to use to help you get round the course?

The week before will be the most important in terms of physically getting me round the course- resting, eating lots of high carb foods and staying hydrated. On the day it’s going to be all about mental stamina; running the mile I am in, instead of thinking about the whole 26.2! I am looking forward to seeing the landmarks, soaking up the atmosphere and hopefully the crowds will help push me along.

To support our brilliant runners, Tess and Danny, please donate to their JustGiving page at:

Follow their training for the marathon at @Tess_Runs_OB and @Danny_Runs_OB on Twitter.

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