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a blog by Chris Barrow

Coach Barrow’s Marathon for Manchester

I was always planning to run my 25th marathon in Liverpool on Sunday.

Waking at 05:00 on Tuesday morning to discover the terrible news of what had happened the previous evening was traumatic.

At 06:30, my morning’s training run around Dunham Massey Park in Cheshire was the moment when I realised that my upcoming marathon would have to be dedicated in some way to supporting the victims.

After a day’s work in Cirencester, I arrived at my hotel last night and saw that The Red Cross had started a fund so it was a natural choice.

I have a couple more training runs this week before the big day – and I’m not in the best shape ever – but knowing that you will be raising funds through my efforts will be the wind beneath my wings this weekend.

It’s the least I can do.

Support the victims of the tragedy that took place in my home city – so that we can show solidarity and love for the families ruined by this event and for the people of my great home.

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