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Hoping for a quicker time.

Sunday will be the second time Lisa Hall has taken on the London Marathon.

And both times she has been one of the lucky ones who got their place through the ballot.

Lisa, who works atThe Gym in Moffat, said:"I just applied again and by chance I got in.

"The first time I did it it I ran for the NSPCC, which was a last minute decision as I'd got in through the ballot.

"The training was difficult because the furthest I'd run before was a half marathon distance.

"It's hard to get a personal best there because it's massively congested - I must have spent 10 minutes in the queue for the loos at the start.

"It was quite an overwhelming experience, emotionally as well as physically.

"The highlight was going over Tower Bridge."

This will be 46-year-old Lisa's third marathon and she's also done 16 half marathons. Partner Andy will be cheering her on as he was unable to get a place himself.

All set Lisa Hall And she is hopeful of bettering the time of four and a half hours she set the last time she took part.

She said:"My training runs have been okay. I've found it hard because I started a new job the year before last working in the gym. I'm also a jog leader with jog Moffat but have had to put that on the back burner as well. I think this'll be my last marathon although I'd like to do an ultra marathon."

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Date:Apr 26, 2019
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