Why running a marathon is like running a business

In 2009, I took the brave (or foolish, depending on how you look at it) to tick one more task off the bucket list and entered myself into the London Marathon.

Now , I am not a runner by any stretch of the imagination and I am more built for Prosecco than speed, so it was not a natural feat for me to undertake. It also didn’t help that three days before the race, I was told that I was at risk of being made redundant from my job as a City lawyer.

Undeterred by this small set back, I ran the marathon in just under 6 hours, beating Katie Price and Peter Andre but also picked up a knee injury half way through the race. I was pleased to have finished and still consider it as one of my greatest achievements (plus I raised over £2,000 for The Gorilla Organisation) but I would never do it again.

A lot has happened since then (including losing my job as a lawyer on t