That would be the Seven Continents Club of marathon runners who have run a marathon on each of the seven continents. Yep, I would like to become a member. It will take a while; two done, five (including the really cold one) to go. Fingers crossed, next year around this time I will be able to say third continent conquered. If everything goes according to plans, I will be running a marathon in Singapore next December.
But I still have the London one to do on 26th April before then. I love the London marathon, this is the marathon that made me start running. I remember when I went to watch and support the runners for the first time in the heart of Canary Wharf back in 2009. The atmosphere was electrifying. The buzz was incredible, the concentration of emotions overpowering, and a wave of positive energy was uplifting the crowds. You could physically feel the spirit of the race. London marathon is the biggest single day charity event in the world. Believe me, if you need a touch hope, love, understanding, support or passion, become a one with the audience. You will be embraced. Taking a part on this day, is better than a therapy session.
In September 2009 I ran my first ever race, 5k in London’s Hyde park. Three years later, in 2012, I was running the London marathon. If there’s anything better than cheering at London marathon, it’s being cheered on while you run. I’m actually quite teary-eyed just remembering it. I cannot wait for April to come. The months of hard training will be worth it.
This is me after finishing in 2012.