With mass participation events now in a swirl of uncertainty, London Marathon organisers have suggested that this year’s postponed event may be an elite-only race. Now scheduled for Sunday 4 October and the possibility of welcoming over 40,000 runners whilst social distancing remains in place, seems remote.
What better way to alleviate the lockdown blues than by losing yourself in a great running book? To help you navigate the online stores, Chris Broadbent selects five must-reads from the world of running.
It’s not much fun being restricted to one outing for exercise per day and with the race calendar now ravaged due to coronavirus, it promises to be a long, quiet summer. Not helped by the unavoidable postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until next year.
These are certainly strange times we live in. Coronavirus has turned the world upside down, shook it up and twisted it round, impacting on all our lives. The act of running is utterly trivial in the bigger picture of a pandemic.
Let me start by saying that 99.9% of my experiences at running events have been nothing but brilliant. From grass roots club events through to the slick, shiny machine that is London Marathon, the UK has some incredible running events of all sizes on all surfaces, organised by some fantastic people.