Sunday afternoon I went along to Embankment with my housemate and our boyfriends to watch the runners in the London Marathon coming up to their 24th mile.

It was such a lovely day, perhaps a little chilly but the sun was out and the atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was cheering the runners on, clapping, and what I loved most was that nearly everyone had their names on their shirts so you could cheer them on personally. You could see from some of the runners that the personal encouragement really gave them the push they needed, the “come on Mary, you’re doing amazing, not long left” really gave them extra drive to keep going.

The determination it must take. Some walking, some jogging, one or two whizzing by (don’t know how they had the energy that far in!)..I did hear that if your body tells you that you should walk for a bit then you should listen to it and carry on jogging when you get the urge to. It was just amazing to see so many people joining in with this huge challenge.

The young, the old-er (I heard the eldest was in their 80s- amazing!), all shapes and sizes. It made me realise how absolutely anyone could sign up to this. All you have to do is put your mind to it, and it could be you running next year.

I would love to be involved in this. It must be an amazing experience, and definitely I want to try. After all, you should live life to the fullest and try everything you want to!