On Monday as the city wakes you will line up on the start line of the Boston marathon and wait for the adventure ahead. This is the moment you have trained for, through rain, sun and snow you have walked out onto the road and clocked the miles in preparation for this moment. The journey ahead will be difficult and at times will test both body and mind but I and many others have no doubt on our minds that you will succeed in the task ahead.
It’s big stuff: Terry and Abi are about to do the Boston Marathon thing and there’s a whole lot of us who are damn proud of them and can’t wait to hear all about it. Big up and boss it.
Jeggi tells it like it is: Exploring your city intertwined with physical exertion
Finding the Spot
What I enjoy most about skateboarding is the way that it changes one’s perspective of their environment. When you’re traveling on a skateboard, going from spot to spot; suddenly the city, from basic things like a sewer cover to architectural masterpieces, gain another purpose. The basic definition of a bench changes and, suddenly, it’s no longer a place for those walking past to sit down and rest or pass the time, it’s an object that the skater uses to express themselves; to express the fluidity of motion that’s inherent in the the roll up, the trick, and the roll away. Skateboarding is wonderful because it brings recognition to parts of a city—art and architecture—that people pass by everyday on their way to work or a date or something else in the vortex of appointments that often take up so much of our life.
Charlie Dark. Thank you.
As the running movement gathers force and spreads across the world not a day goes by without another crew is some part of the world waving flags and declaring their existence. Some stay true the original ethos of the founding fathers but for some it’s all a thinly disguised cry for attention and free kicks from whatever brand wants in on the movement. It seems that this year running is hip again and the urban running movement is perhaps at the forefront of the boom. So as brands scramble to assemble crews and get in on the action the message that originally brought us together is in danger of being diluted.
When I started Run Dem I had no intentions of it ever growing as large as it has and the association with Nike was never a motivating factor. As a resident of the Olympic Borough I was concerned that the facilities would fall into decline if the community was not encouraged to use them after the Games and Run Dem was my small attempt at motivating those around me to ensure the facilities thrived. I figured that in the four year lead up to the games I could put together a small but influential group that could motivate and encourage others to get up off the sofa and get involved.
Can’t wait to run Paris Half.