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News: Phil Brown completes Marathon in great time

27 April 2015

The boss finishes with a time of four hours and 37 minutes for his first Marathon.

Southend United boss Phil Brown completed the London Marathon in an excellent time of four hours and 37 minutes.

The boss was running on the back of a great win over Luton Town just a day previously and overall was pleased with how the big run went in London.

“I wasn't really bothered about the time,” the 55-year-old admitted.

“I got running with a guy and aimed for around four-and-a-half hours. It was all about finishing and raising the money for the two charities.

“I've been taking cash and cheque donations – including a £50 cheque after the AGM last week. It's much appreciated.”

A lot of the time you hear about 'hitting a wall' in a Marathon, and Phil says that did happen to him towards the end of the 26.2 mile run.

“I got to 21 miles and it was the first time I walked, to be honest. I hit that wall then before I walked and jogged the rest of the way. I aimed for sub four hours during part of it and I think I would have got that if I'd continued at the pace I started at.

“I need a warm down or five. I'll get in the jacuzzi and sauna, and look to get rid of the aches and pains of it all down at David Lloyd!

“I'm back to work and will be reviewing the Ben Coker incident from the Luton game today, as well as preparing for the big game against Morecambe on Saturday.”

There is still time to donate, by clicking here.

Many thanks to Ben Matthews for allowing us to use the photo of Phil during his Marathon.

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