Running Writer

The 2012 HBF Run For a Reason had 20,000 participants this year, most of whom ran past me at some point.
The day started with a fair degree of shivering as we waited on the train platform in the dark, digesting our special, pre-run breakfasts and making happy stranger chit-chat. A bus ride followed;  depositing us at the start line with 45 minutes to spare. Here we watched the sunrise as dozens of men took the opportunity to urinate on a nearby wall (they really can’t hold their coffee), and shivered until the race started. A couple of celebrities roamed about as I snacked on my special, pre-race jelly snakes then did stretches by the curb. Read More