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Iwan Thomas talks about the support you will receive from Team Macmillan if you run with us.
'One thing you must remember – when you are on course, I have no doubt that at some stage you are going to have to dig deep and it will hurt. But just remember, I used to tell myself - if I am hurting, the person next to me is probably hurting twice as much as I am.'
'The main thing is you are running as part of a family. As cheesy as it sounds, every run I have done for Macmillan, I have been so proud of the support not only from the crowd but, the runners as well. You are going to see a lot of people in the green vest. Give them a little tap as you go past.'
'Believe it or not, it is so nice to have someone saying ‘Come on Macmillan, keep going’. And put your name on your vest because of the crowd - it makes a massive difference when you are running and you are hurting and you hear somebody shout ‘Go on, Iwan’. You hear your name and it gives you an extra 10% of energy.'
'So look out for your fellow Macmillan runners, give them a little pat on the back as you go past or just a bit of banter with them because it is nice to be part of a team and Macmillan is the best team I could ever run for.'
Head back to Iwan's videos and get some more preparation tips for your run.
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