Tommy did it!
3 years to run below 2 hours 25 minutes for a marathon or I have to pay out £12,000 in bets!
The rules: I have as many attempts within this period to complete the set time. There are no out clauses I.e. If i get injured the bet will still stand. The marathon has to be a certified iaaf marathon (no downhill marathons). Completion date is 13th April 2011.
To put the time into perspective I have to run 5 min 30 secs for every mile of the marathon. If I ran that time at the Beijing Olympics I would have finished at least 52nd Place!
How did the bet come about?
Yes you guessed it. I was in a pub so I have nothing to blame but myself!
On top of the actual bet I am going to raise mon ey for the Entoto Foundation http://www.entoto.org/which is dedicated to helping Ethiopians gain access to medical care and treatment that is otherwise not available to them.