Clint Wilkinson Autism Together marathon runner

Read the latest in our blog series following the journey of Clint Wilkinson, a police officer from Wallasey, who is running the 2020 London Marathon on behalf of Autism Together…

Rewind to last month and I was building up the long runs and looking forward to this weekend and 26.2 miles. The weather was improving and I was enjoying my training…

How things have changed in such a short space of time. I will now be spending this weekend in work instead of pounding the streets of London.

Like everyone else, I am staying at home and only leaving the house when I have to for work or for food shopping for myself and my parents, who are isolating at home. I have also managed to get out for my regular exercise to keep ticking over, admittedly with much shorter runs. I even managed to get my daughters to join me for a couple of miles.

Clint Wilkinson Autism Together marathon runner

Whilst I am hugely disappointed after training for so long, the current situation with Covid-19 certainly puts things into perspective. Once the current restrictions are lifted and life returns to some sort of normality I will start again with my training plan working towards October.

I am also planning to reschedule my charity night at Oldershaw Rugby club and have provisionally rebooked for the 12th September, subject to such functions being allowed. A massive thank you to all those individuals and companies who donated raffle prizes… rest assured they will still be used to raise money for the charity once the time is right.

I also hope to be able to reschedule the marathon relay I was planning on a treadmill at Marks and Spencer in Bidston. Thanks to those who volunteered to put in a few miles. You’re not getting away with it! I’ll be in touch with a new date.

Clint Wilkinson Autism Together marathon runner

Clint Wilkinson Autism Together marathon runner

In the meantime I hope everyone stays safe and manages to get through the next couple of months fit and healthy.

And, despite the Marathon being postponed, if anyone would like to support me, please visit my fundraising page: