Hours of pounding dog muck covered pavements came to fruition for thousands of runners yesterday in the London Marathon. The Great British public will be putting their hands in their pockets this week as they cough up thousands for pounds for a variety of good causes. Fair play, some of those runners really put themselves through hell.
Runners represented a complete cross section of our community. Besides Olympic trained athletes, there were the disabled, fun runners (many of which were in a variety of costumes) and celebrities. CJ de Mooi was hailed by the BBC as the fastest celebrity this year. I have no idea who is responsible for their research, but they clearly got that little gem wrong. Mo Farah came eighth, and there have been few better recognised celebrities than Mo over the past year.
The event got me thinking. If I was to run the London Marathon, what costume would I choose? Whatever it was, it would have to be something waterproof. After all, there is no way I could complete a run of that distance. Sooner or later, I would collapse into the gutter, and it would be just my luck that Paula Radcliffe would pee on me!