With only days to go until London Marathon 2021 I started thinking about the start of my journey. I have had the pleasure of working for more than 25 years on mass participation events, and even worked at London Marathon on 4 occasions.
I have been so inspired by the 100s of thousands of people I have helped cross the finish line in their own running challenges, but having had dodgy knees since I was 17 I always discounted it for me. Maybe it was just an excuse to stop me trying who knows.
Meeting Kerrie after London 2019, and through her so many other inspirational runners, has massively helped me to change my outlook on running, physical activity and life.
Along the way I have set myself challenges and goals to keep me moving forward and take care of my own mental health.
Some of these have included:
After London it will be back to Commentating at MoRun 2021, and booking in some fun runs to do with friends and fellow runners, maybe even one dressed as a reindeer.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.