Question of the Week: Are you feeling inspired by the London Marathon?

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Hands up who watched yesterday’s Virgin London Marathon with a mixture of guilt and wonder at whether you could ever manage 26 miles?

Did the marathon inspire you to put on your running shoes and head out in the sun, or to dig out your dusty gym card?

Well, you don’t have to wait until next year’s marathon to tackle a sporting challenge. London’s got plenty of sporty events going on in the next few months, and now’s the perfect time to start your training.

Ladies can have fun and raise money for a good cause with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events, taking place all over London. Walk, run or jog your way round a 5k or 10k course and enjoy the fun atmosphere and support along the way.

The BUPA London 10,000 will give you the chance to run past some of London’s finest landmarks (just like the marathon.) Entry to 2010 is now closed but there are still some charity places available.

And if running’s not your thing, how about swimming a mile near to Canary Wharf and Docklands for the British Gas Great London Swim in July?

Or the most hardcore cyclists among you could try the Dunwich Dynamo – a 200k overnight ride from London to the Suffolk Coast – phew!

Let us know where you’ll be running, swimming, cycling, skating or generally sweating your way to sporting success in London. We might even be there to cheer you on!


  1. Richard M Buckland says:

    I’ve always loved the london marathon,
    but since watching the programe about how much money goes to charity, It will sicken me to watch it,
    Yours R.M.Buckland

  2. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    It’s inspired me! I’ll be running 10k around the Tower of London next Wednesday!