Quick way round the Marathon


I remember going to the first London Marathon. We went to the East End, and were able to get through the tunnel under the Thames in time to see the runners going round the Cutty Sark.

It made the event exciting, and gave us all some exercise. Happy days.

Cutty Sark
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 13: Runners run past the Cutty Sark in Greenwich in the 2014 London Marathon on April 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

The London Marathon has stood the test of time. It has become much more comercial. This year the elite athletes are in St James Park, although you’d never really know as Mammon has insisted on advertising boards all round the route. At least London is putting it on, many others have been cancelled.

Ordinary runners (hmm) are running around their own areas. That could help build a sense of community, even worldwide.

I wish them all well.

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