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“LIFE CAN BE TAKEN AWAY SO QUICKLY – MAKE THE MOST OF IT!”

Georgie Acons knew many people affected by brain tumours, so she took on a mammoth mar athon challenge for charity
Chile was the second leg, and a stark contrast to the snow

On the face of it, you might think Georgie Acons’ run at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon had not gone to plan. “The atmosphere as ever was amazing, but my running probably was not!” she says. “I still had a go; I think I did the first half in two hours and a minute and the second half in two hours 40 minutes. I thought I’d go at a decent pace for as long as I could and maybe my legs would hold out, but they didn’t. But at least I tried.”

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Start running today with the July issue of Women’s Running magazine, on sale now! In this beginners' special, we've got a step-by-step guide to going for your first few runs, with expert input from coaches and advice from the Women's Running team - trust us, we've been there! Resident GP Dr Juliet McGrattan helps you overcome your barriers to running, and we'll also give you eight great reasons to start today. Already a runner and need to step things up? We've got an eight-move Pilates workout for you, plus for the dedicated athlete, we'll show you 10 next-level exercises to strengthen your core. Plus, don't miss part two of our 2017 Ultimate Race Guide, detailing 100 must-do races from now till December.