Re: the London Marathon, bitterness, bitterness and even more bitterness... like the bit about attention seekers in the last comment. lol how much are you going to get out of 32000 runners?
Why don't all the runners have to pay a congestion charge? They block the roads all day and then block public transport when they have finished trotting round the streets.
It will be a damned good day when all this marathon mania comes to an end.
atomjohn LEE, derby, United Kingdom
My guess is that atomjohn LEE is a bitter motorist who thinks that anything which favours pedestrians is POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD.
While I agree that such events raise money for worthy causes, I cannot for the life of me see why they have to be run on public roads causing inconvenience for everyone else. There are plenty of parks that could be used by these 'unselfish heroes' who would never dream of boring the pants off everyone for months on end by explaining how they "got through the WALL", "feel a great sense of personal triumph", "helped the needy",etc!!! GIVE THE REST OF A BREAK PLEASE.
John McIntyre, Runcorn
And John McIntyre is a lardy bugger who is envious of anyone fit enough or brave enough to try to run 26 miles. Me too, but at least I don't attempt to hide it behind whining.
I think all sport is a bit of a nonsense. I would rather that the attention seekers flogging around the streets of London would be better employed driving a large treadmill and generating electricity. As to the myth of Charity, very little reaches the intended recipients. Charity is a vast business enterprise employing hundreds of thousands of people all of whom receive wages, company cars and the rest. A complete waste of time and effort.
John Hyett, Sudbury, United Kingdom
And John Hyett is a selfish bastard who never gives to charity. He probably likes to say "charity begins at home", particularly when overseas aid is mentioned. He's secretly ashamed of this, so he invents this myth of a vast charity scam.
What a joyless bunch these three sound.