Remembering the London Marathon

WHETHER you are running or supporting, there is something very special about the London Marathon.

Yesterday morning, I was up at quarter to six so that I could get my long run out-of-the-way before the start of the TV coverage at 8.30am. Run over, I plonked myself on the sofa and there I stayed for the rest of the morning and well into the afternoon. Chris and I do this every year. We watch the coverage and track our friends, drink several cups of tea, eat a couple of toasted teacakes, and enjoy ourselves watching a sport we love.

Even before I started running, I was fascinated with the race. I remember watching Liz McColgan winning and thinking how amazing she was. I wasn’t a runner, but I was happy to sit in front of the TV for a few hours and do nothing but watch people run. It never even entered my head that I might be able to get off the sofa and run.

During my student days in London, we had a coordinated pub crawl along the marathon route. It was in one of these pubs that the idea of running the race first cropped up. Continue reading


Spring marathon excitement

SPRING marathon season is here. Manchester, Paris, Boston UK and US, and this coming weekend, London. I’m so excited. It seems like everyone is talking about running a marathon.

Normally at this time of year, I get so inspired by the thousands of runners taking part in the London Marathon that I Continue reading

London Marathon 2015

Well done to my good friend David Lee for running his first marathon today, and not just any marathon – the London Marathon.

David Lee running the London Marathon for Sarcoma

David has been running really well and completed the 26.2 mile course in just over four hours! A brilliant time!

David was also raising money for the cancer charity Sarcoma UK. Regular readers will know that my grandfather died at Christmas after losing his battle with sarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. David was keen to run for Sarcoma and I can’t thank him enough.

So far he’s raised over £600 which is absolutely fantastic.

Well done, David 🙂  Thank you xx