Captain Jamie Harle - Marathon Profile
Captain Jamie Harle is a Light Dragoons based at HQ London District, Horseguards. Having raced around the marathon course last year, he is back with a vengeance to beat his PB and raise even more for TFT - we are hugely grateful! We caught up with him last week to see how he was getting on.
What are your reasons for running the marathon?
The last time I ran the London Marathon I remember thinking why are you doing this and I will NEVER do this again. Like some experiences in the army, you think it’s awful at the time, then amazing once you have recovered!
How is the training going? How many miles are you hoping to get through per week?
Training is going quite well. Three of us went for a 14 mile run on Friday and that was a lot more than I did last time! I actually have a training plan this time and I’ll have a decent breakfast; not the Sausage and Egg McMuffin I had last time…
How does it feel to be running the marathon for Tickets For Troops?
This is the second time I have run for Tickets For Troops and I’m really pleased to be supporting this charity again. I’ve used Tickets For Troops plenty of times and it is a remarkable charity. Even though you pay a small admin fee of £3.50 per booking (not per ticket) it is easy to forget that this is not a donation but actually a small contribution to the daily costs of running this charity. This is exactly why I wanted to fundraise for Tickets For Troops and why we selected this charity for this year’s Marathon Team Charity.
Tickets For Troops has never asked for anything other than troops to sign up and use the charity. In 2017 they will give out their 1,000,000 ticket so we should really get behind them to say thank you.
(Thank you Jamie!!)
How is your fundraising going?
It’s gone really well so far. I want the team to reach £15,000 this year and collectively we still have a way to go but I know half of this challenge is raising the money, the running bit is easy!
Get behind Jamie today and help him and the rest of the team reach their target: tft.link/jamieharle