even a knee injury could deter the widow of motorcycling
champion Darran Lindsay from completing the London Marathon on
The injury meant Kerry Lindsay, 30, from
Dundrod was forced to part run and part walk the 26.2 miles, in
memory of Darran who was killed last year while practicing for
the Killalane road races near Dublin.
Even then the mother-of-three impressively
completed the course in five hours and 13 minutes.
Kerry said she enjoyed the experience but
admitted being upset that Darran wasn't there to meet her at the
'I felt emotional before I started when I
left my friends. Then towards the end of the race I felt sad
because I knew Darran wasn't going to be there at the end to
'I only wish I had been running the race for
a different reason."
Kerry is also set to take part in the Belfast
City Marathon on May 7 - her second in the space of two weeks.
The sponsorship money she raises from each race
will be put towards the Injured Riders' Welfare Fund and the
Motorcycle Union of Ireland.
In total 97 friends and supporters of Kerry's
will be running the Belfast City Marathon to help raise money
for the charities as well. She hopes at least �10,000 will be
"I'm not feeling too bad after Sunday's race.
The cortisone injection I had in my knee definitely helped and
lasts for three weeks. I'm feeling fit and positive for
Belfast," she said.
"You get a real buzz from running a marathon.
I'm now even considering doing the Amsterdam marathon in October
as my sister is living there.
I'm keen to do it as I want to keep my mind
focused," she added.
If you would like to sponsor Kerry you can
send a donation to Kerry Lindsay, Hannahstown Road, Lisburn or