London Winter Run 2017

What a brilliant day. I was lucky enough to be part of the London Winter Run without taking part. I've been going for the last three runs, two as a spectator and one as a runner and every time I go it blows me away. 20,000 people running around central london surrounded by polar bears and an excited crowd.

Over the years I've met many lovely people from here and it's always great to catch up with them and be there to cheer them over the finish line. Then go and have a chat in a warm pub.

The first year I went I wasn't close to running 10km and wondered if I would ever be able to. The next year I ran 10km in training for my HM which I did in May of that year.

If your trying to decide if events are for you or not I urge you to go and spectate, they are infectious and contagious,. It's so hard not to get wrapped up in the pure joy as you watch someone run across the finish line with a total look of disbelief about what they have just done. There are the speedy ones and boy there were some of those today. I think the first ones over came in at 22-23 mins!!! For 10km (Who really runs that fast?) then there is the rest, just running with all there hearts.

It's a great morning out and as usual I had a absolutely fantastic time meeting up with everyone,.

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7 Replies

  • Sounds like a really good fun event :) Maybe next year...!

  • Glad you had a good time RFC! 😆

  • Sounds wonderful. And you've encouraged me to spectate. And, yes, who runs 10k in 23 mins??? Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Sounds like you had a lovely day. So pleased you enjoyed it 😀

  • Well done RFC! I haven't braved an event yet but all of the enthusiasm that oozes from the posts here makes me think maybe I will one day! :) Glad you had a lovely day.

  • Was very nice to see you, was a wise decision not to run it but hopefully you can next year. It was a good day- and thanks again for the cake.

  • It was so lovely to meet you, and thank you for the cake which was delicious!

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