No. I didn’t run it! Sunday morning was an early start driving to Redbridge tube station to go into London, where our eldest daughter, Beckie, was running the London Landmarks Half Marathon. We’d lost an hour’s sleep as the clocks had gone forward for British Summer Time the night before.
There was an app that tracked each runner so we looked up Beckie and had a live visual on the map of where she was.
We wanted to cheer her on at several points so we spent the day walking briskly between various points on the track to catch up with her.
A great day, with a fantastic atmosphere. Beckie was running to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (G.O.S.H.), where our son, her little brother, had died in 1987. She’d been to visit the house where we lived in London the night before, and memories of her little brother flooded back, making it an emotional time.
As we chased about, we passed some of the bus stops and train stations we used to use when we took him on hospital visits when we lived in London in the 1980s. Quite and emotional day.
Beckie exceeded her target and raised about £600 for G.O.S.H.
We clocked up 7 miles of our own chasing Beckie around the 13+ mile track!
A lovely atmosphere and lots of £ raised for many charities. Great day.