In The Long Run

Beset by knee problems while training for the London Marathon, e-Conveyancer\'s Vanessa Blount (pictured) confessed to Mole last week that she was beginning to lose the plot as the big day drew near.

“The blood must have gone to my feet,” she told Mole on Friday.

Well, it all paid off for the ace sales and marketing director. Despite the cold wind, rain and madding crowds Blounty completed the course in a res-pectable four and a half hours, raising a whopping £6,000 for charity.

“I passed the Masai warriors and the 110 year old who seemed to grow younger by the mile, but averted my eyes from the guy in the mankini so I can’t tell you if he was shivering or not,” she confessed.

The redoubtable Blounty is now keen to better her time and has already started training for the Berlin Marathon in September. Hard core.