Most of our team at Leasing Options might be more used to covering miles from the comfort of a driving seat, but we do have a few talented runners too, and a pair of them did themselves proud in the London Marathon and Blackpool 10k last month. Having myself recently taken on the Manchester half marathon, and then not been able to climb my stairs for a week, I've got the utmost respect for all those joggers out there, it takes loads of commitment to get yourself fit enough to tackle long distances.

After training hard in preparation Michelle Fairclough powered her way round the London Marathon for the first time in just 4 hours 21 minutes, putting her in the top half of the field, a fantastic effort. Here she is showing off her medal, looking pretty much ready to run it all over again if you ask me!


Back up north, another team member Vanessa Thomson ran the Blackpool 10k, a very scenic route along the promenade and sea wall, she even managed to top up her tan on the way round to a very respectable time of 50 minutes, 55 seconds.



After also competing in and winning an eating competition last month it was nice to prove that at Leasing Options we have talents other than stuffing our faces, so well done ladies!