At the risk of sounding even MORE like a newbie, I was so impressed by all the marathon runners yesterday.
26 miles and in the rain.
Not seen one before [unsure why I never witnessed the one in Mcr] and what really hit home was the sheer proliferation of humanity jogging past the hugely-supportive crowd. All shapes and sizes, not just the "athletes".
So much money raised too. Really glad to have been a tiny part of it.
glad you enjoyed watching it 'live'
I realy enjoy watching it, so much so that last year I actually ran it (well I say 'ran' but walked for several of the last 5 or 6 miles), and you're right about the crowd, the people, etc. I found it realy was a great help motivationaly getting round!