Thousands on the line with different reasons
To be there, for charity or just for kicks,
Some are virgins to this kind of thing
While others have a hundred to their name.
And still they line up all as one,
Expensive shoes and plimsolls worn the once,
Nike shirts and people dressed as vegetables,
A horse straight from the pantomime
Beside Olympians vying for a world best time.
And that’s the magic of the London race,
That brings them all together with
A crowd that cheers for first and last.
It’s the London Marathon this weekend and I’m so jealous of all the lucky people who are in and running. It’s normally such a special race, but this year it’s even more special – given that we haven’t seen this race being run for two years.
There is just something so magical about seeing all of those people pouring over the start line to complete something pretty incredible. The fact that you can have an Olympic gold medalist running, and then also someone dressed as a carrot in the same race, is what sport is all about.
I have entered the ballot to get in a couple of times and not got in. One day I will be on that start line!