My dear friend and running buddy, Helen, has defied the odds and overcome her dreadful injury to take part today. I know she’s somewhere amongst the runners and suddenly the crowds part and I see her smiling face. Frustratingly, I lose her again, but then she’s there by my side just in time for the race to begin. We hug, (lots of ‘“awwws” from the women around us!) wish each other luck and then we’re off!
It may not have been the ‘Diff I planned to run, but it’s a ‘Diff, I’ll always remember.
PS. Congratulations to Helen who stormed home!
My thoughts go out to the family of Nicholas Beckley who died after taking part in the event.