Joshua Saggers, 27, is an insurance broker from Colchester. He says keeping communities safe from crime is important to him and thatâ€™s why heâ€™s running for us. Find out about his unusual deep-water training regime.
The longest Iâ€™ve run so far is 18 miles and Iâ€™m trying to keep my fitness levels up. Part of my regime includes deep-water running with a buoyancy aid around my waist for 40 minutes every other day. I also go to spin classes twice a week.
Joshua is excited about race day
As well as training, Iâ€™m trying to get the right balance with my diet. I try to avoid alcohol, which is very difficult, but I always need my chocolate fix.
My advice to anyone whoâ€™s training for a marathon would be to make sure you have plenty of rest days. I actually picked up an injury and I think it was due to over training.
I canâ€™t wait for race day and Iâ€™m hoping to feel fit, fresh and injury free.
My motivation on the day will be to get the best time. My goal is to do it faster than anyone I know who is running. I want to show myself, family and friends how far I can push myself physically and mentally.
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