Everyone can run a marathon, and there will be 40,000 of us on Blackheath in April to prove it. While I have been running long-distances for a number of years, the 2011 London Marathon is different as I will be running for the Mind Charity, who campaign tirelessly for the awareness of mental health issues, the prevalence of which I have come to understand much more fully in recent years.
So, here is the deal. I am not just going to run the marathon, but will be running the course from the finish line to the start at 4am on the morning of the race. A nice round 50 miles for the day. And if you want to join me, see you at Big Ben at 4am!
If you want to read how the training is going log on to www.robinharvie.wordpress.com.