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The people that we’re surrounded by never fail to amaze me. Here’s what Lemara had to say about yesterdays run.
This is housekeeping. It happens at the beginning of every crew session. It’s a way to talk about the pending route, stretch together, catch jokes, present medals, welcome new runners and the return of old ones like me today! when I witnessed this for the first time almost 10 months ago I knew @WickRunners was different. This is how friendships are formed that make our crew so much more than running club and a bunch of people running for the sake of it but a community. a community built on the strengths of others that come together at the beginning and are with you at the end. This is why I love wednesdays!
We love you too Lemara ;)
Yesterdays run was a good time out. Hayfever did try and kill me but we got through it in the end. Props to Shameek, Ounie and Daniel for sticking in there for the run til the end!
Not many people know this but the first time myself and Henry actually met was last year when we were doing a shoot for 8bit Ego. I didn’t think that I would see him again after that, or that he would run or that he would end up running The London Marathon. Fate does work in weird ways, eh?!
The news slowly came through that you guys were on your way to Mile 21 and when you guys rocked up it was a great feeling to see you there, conquering this great race! So many people run marathons with pain and grit on their face but look at that picture, pure happiness!
Hello! I’m Nathaniel, a previous RDC Younger and member of Run Dem Crew.
You are Danielle, a previous RDC Younger and member of Run Dem Crew.
I have ran the London Marathon.
You have ran the London Marathon.
We have tattoos in the same place.
I could stop some of the things we have in common there but there is one more thing.
We are both proud of Danielle.
As Eliza has said, 1% of the population know what it’s like to run a marathon, but to go deeper and think of the amount of young people have done it and the numbers get ridiculous. Go deeper again to find the amount of young people that do a marathon as their first race and there won’t be many that can stand by your side on that. You are a strong and courageous woman that knows what all of those things are like and someone that does not give up. It gets hard at the end of a race but you stayed strong and for that I salute you.
It was my pleasure to cheer you on at Mile 21. Well done Danielle, you are amazing.
After reading your race report I wonder where to start with this, I really do. You make me so proud to be able to call you my friend. I wish I could tell everyone about how amazing what you did on Sunday the 21st of April 2013 to conquer 26.2 miles is. You are strong and you are in control of your life. The medal that hangs proudly on your neck with a smile 10 times bigger above it is a statement to anyone who has ever doubted you. Nobody can take away your achievements from you and last Sunday you saw your life in front of you and said with 1 finger up in the air “This is Mine”.
I often struggle to put into words what running can really do for someones life but you Eliza are the embodiment of that. The feeling, the rush, the control, the progress, the happiness, the pain, the struggle, the highs. You have been through it all. The dark clouds are no more and when they come back you will strike them down. I am so happy for you. Well done.
You sir, are a boss. I remember coming back to London from Berlin after the marathon and all four of us were being told that we didn’t get into the London Marathon. All of us relieved and slightly annoyed at the same time whilst our Berlin Marathon Medals hung on our necks. And then there was you, plain faced and speechless for a brief moment. When you finally raised your head you said “I’m running the London Marathon” There were no commiserations for you, you had a place, boss.
To be at Mile 21 and see you fly past with a smile and gunfingers was amazing, and then to find out that you ran it in 3:34, just 6 minutes off your PB left me in awe. You’re an inspiration to me my friend and thank you for being brave enough to do the London Marathon, I hope that we made it memorable for you when you flew past!