Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Keep on Running....

was certainly the mantra for 35,000 runners pounding the streets of London on Sunday. One of those 35,000 was my twin brother ..... this year he was running for the children's charity Dreams Come True. This was his 3rd marathon, and he says its his last!.... he completed in 3hrs 49 and it was his hardest.

The weather which was fantastic for us spectators was hard going for all the runners.
We spectated from just past the 25 mile point. This year we saw more people collapsing and walking than we have seen in the 2 previous years. I have the utmost admiration for all those that completed. Its an amazing and humbling experience to see and London hosts it spectacularly.... we caught up with friends and family at the finish and toasted his success with coffee & specially made cupcakes in Trafalgar square!...

In keeping with my running theme, my two train reads this week have been:
  • Mum on the Run ~ Fiona Gibson ~ a fun read, especially for every mum who dreads the school sports day parents race!... on an attempt to loose weight she ditches fat busters and starts running, juggling kids, job & a secret running partner!.. predictable but good fun....
  • Girl on the Run ~ Jane Costello ~ having read Jane's previous books,  was looking forward to this and wasn't disappointed... laugh out loud chick lit, I completely empathised and associated with Abby!.. a great read.... not as predictable as you may think... may even be tempted to pull on my trainers!..... 

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Well done to your brother - what a fantastic time he did it in!

My brother is doing the Edinburgh marathon next month I think it is!

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Keep on Running....

was certainly the mantra for 35,000 runners pounding the streets of London on Sunday. One of those 35,000 was my twin brother ..... this year he was running for the children's charity Dreams Come True. This was his 3rd marathon, and he says its his last!.... he completed in 3hrs 49 and it was his hardest.

The weather which was fantastic for us spectators was hard going for all the runners.
We spectated from just past the 25 mile point. This year we saw more people collapsing and walking than we have seen in the 2 previous years. I have the utmost admiration for all those that completed. Its an amazing and humbling experience to see and London hosts it spectacularly.... we caught up with friends and family at the finish and toasted his success with coffee & specially made cupcakes in Trafalgar square!...

In keeping with my running theme, my two train reads this week have been:
  • Mum on the Run ~ Fiona Gibson ~ a fun read, especially for every mum who dreads the school sports day parents race!... on an attempt to loose weight she ditches fat busters and starts running, juggling kids, job & a secret running partner!.. predictable but good fun....
  • Girl on the Run ~ Jane Costello ~ having read Jane's previous books,  was looking forward to this and wasn't disappointed... laugh out loud chick lit, I completely empathised and associated with Abby!.. a great read.... not as predictable as you may think... may even be tempted to pull on my trainers!..... 

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Well done to your brother - what a fantastic time he did it in!

My brother is doing the Edinburgh marathon next month I think it is!

Victoria xx