Grayson's in the marathon groove for the Taverners
It’s currently a busy time for every county cricket coach – so spare a thought for Essex chief Paul Grayson.
Not only is Paul getting the Chelmsford outfit in shape for the new season, he’s in the final throes of training for the London Marathon on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners.
It will be the 42-year-old’s marathon debut on 13 April and as training continues to intensify the thought of raising thousands of pounds for charity is keeping him going.
“It’s a huge honour to be running for the Taverners – a charity I’ve always had a lot of time for and tried to help in any way I can”, said Paul.
“I’ve always fancied having a crack at the marathon and this year it all fell in to place. I’ve been putting in the miles and hope the training is going to well. I’ve had a lot of support from everyone at the club and cricket preparations are also going nicely. I’m really excited about the start of the season and getting the marathon under my belt.
“It’s as much a mental battle as it is physical but hopefully all the hard work will be worthwhile and I can help raise plenty of money.”
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Paul also spoke to Essex TV about his preparations for the marathon and you can see this on our YouTube channel.