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Final Strait

All he agony and hard work is finally over for eConveyancer’s Vanessa Blount after she ran the London Marathon yesterday.

On Friday she sent a note to Mole.

“What will be will be. One way or another, who knows what tomorrow brings? I have clearly lost the plot – the blood must have gone to my feet,” she said confusingly.

Fingers crossed it all went well. For the full lowdown on Blounty’s marathon run, check out this page next week.


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