Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Torch Relay




Today's the day the Olympic torch arrives in Cumbria. At approximately 4.19pm BST, I'll collect the torch and run my leg of the relay through Appleby in Westmorland. You can watch it live at http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/video/live.html.

Under the Olympic torch: Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
March 2012

You can also hear me interviewed about the fivemarathons, the Olympic torch relay, and the fantastic support I've received, at around 7.40am on BBC Radio Cumbria (available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiocumbria/).

The build up to the torch relay has been really exciting and I can't wait to get underway. Carrying the torch in front of my home crowd is an immense honour for me, and I'm very grateful for all of your support since 2008. Without your help, none of this would have been possible. Finally, many thanks, and much love, to Jay - for all of her care throughout. Not least when the alarm goes off at 5.50am on weekdays for my early morning training runs. She's not just there on the days when I race, or carry the Olympic torch; she's there when it's chicken, rice and vegetables for dinner for the 7th time in as many days; when I'm gone for hours on long Sunday runs; when marathons dictate our holidays and even when the fence needs painting, ready for a garden party on Olympic torch relay day. This one's for you kiddo.
http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/331272-hold-for-thurs-dwf-lawyer-to-carry-olympic-torch.html?news_section=10968#

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/features/why-do-people-run-such-long-distances-1.947565?referrerPath=2935

Harsh
Vienna, December 2011

Harsh but fair
Madrid, April 2012
Fairly harsh
Barcelona, March 2012

Hardly fair
Madrid, April 2012

Revenge is sweet
Barcelona, March 2012


NYC Marathon, 2004

NYC Marathon, 2004
NYC Marathon, 2004