Despite the fact that I think that marathon runners in general are certifiably mad – many of then think this themselves – I cannot deny that those who set out to raise money for charities (as opposed to those who do it for personal glory) do a fantastic job every year. It would be unkind to pick out any single runner for special mention, when there are so many causes out there with their own participants and very special reasons, many of them involving heartrending stories of personal courage.
It is, however, particularly good to see the young Royals getting out there to encourage all the runners, not only those supporting their own particular charitable cause for more openness in bringing mental health in from the cold. Good luck to them all.
I will break my resolution not to give anyone a special mention and applaud Bryony Gordon of the Daily Telegraph for her superb effort and for her splendid interview last week with Prince Harry – for which she got a special hug.