Confessions of an addict

Despite swearing that all those lonely hours on the bank of the Thames were a thing of the past. Despite reaching the conclusion that there is absolutely nothing worse than passing the 38-kilometer mark on foot. There is only one way forward, and that is Boston.

London Marathon would, of course, be the obvious choice, but it is only open to runners who can raise at least £1K for charity. This makes it the largest annual fund raising event in the world; the 2009 race alone raised more than £47.2 million. The runner in me thinks it is rubbish that participation is virtually restricted to wealthy people or those with generous friends (I find it incredibly embarrassing to beg for money for something I love doing). On the other hand, it is great that so many charitable causes come to benefit so much.

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