The 2.6 Challenge is going this extra mile for charity – The Yorkshire Post says

AN ADAGE appropriate for these times is ‘it’s a marathon not a sprint’. Britain faces a long road ahead before any semblance of normality can return to daily life.

A lone runenr passes the Cutty Sark, normally one of the great London Marathon landmarks.

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Yet, just like all those elite athletes and fun runners who were due to have undertaken the London Marathon, they do know that charities, large and small, are now in their own race against time.

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They count on sponsorship raised by the Marathon – and countless other events now cancelled – to fund their priceless work. Without it, they will struggle.

Normally 50,000 runners start the London Marathon each year at Blackheath. However the event is another Covid-19 casualty.

As such, they can – and should – take heart from all those who took up the 2.6 Challenge, as opposed to the 26 miles of the capital, and completed events of their own in their back gardens to raise money for their chosen charities. Rest assured, such marathon efforts, and also the inspiring example that has been set by Yorkshire’s very own Captain Tom Moore, will make a the long run.