I often find sport inspiring – human beings pushing themselves to the limits physically and mentally. Awe-inspiring stuff. Usually it’s the elite super stars but there are occasions when it’s the everyday man and woman who blow me away. The London Marathon is one such occasion. 37,000 people pushing their bodies to the edge for that sense of self achievement. They have overcome, they have done it! Congratulations!
But what is even more inspiring than the achievement is the money raised for great causes and the stories that lie behind all of the competitors. The grassroots truly outshine the elite on London Marathon day. What makes it so inspiring is that if these men and women can achieve this amazing feat then any of us can set our sights on a goal….put in the work and achieve it….and do it for noble motives too. Sometimes it gets cheesy but these runners make me feel good about mankind.
Shouts out to finishers Jonathan Lawrie and Blind Dave and to the West Brom Ten Sing group singing the masses on!