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London 2012 : Inspiring a generation? Part 2

London 2012 logo reading 'inspired by London 2012'

I recently posted about the Olympics and if the Games had been able to meet its aim to ‘Inspire a Generation’, as a response to a topic raised in the fortnightly blogging debate series called ‘Run with an Idea‘.

Well, today saw the release of the UK government report ‘Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ which, even taking the facts and figures with a pinch of salt, indicates that the Olympics had a measurable positive impact and is delivering on its promise of ‘legacy’. Perhaps not to the point of inspiring an entire generation, but it is trying hard.

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Get Running: Why another blog for runners?

I guess some people are probably wondering why I started this site about running?

I’m not a writer – though my GF constantly says I’m never short for words!

I’m not an elite athlete – you can take away the ‘elite‘ and even ‘athlete‘ is still stretching the truth!

I’m not an expert – I’m not a physio, a coach or a sports scientist. I’m just a guy who has loved running for some 25 years now, and is still a novice racer. What I am though is someone who has learnt a lot along the way, often through trial and error, and I am hoping that I can help people new to the sport or other novice racers like myself learn to love running, and keep it that way.

And before you ask;

I’m not doing it to make money – you may in the future find links around the site which are paid, but the aim of this site is to share my experiences of running, what gets me going and gets me running, and the tips and tricks I use to keep me running.. Any links which I provide in the site will be to relevant items that I am happy to endorse myself, most of them unpaid. I will always try to make any paid links as explicit as possible because, at the end of the day, if I break your trust by swamping you with useless links or dodgy adverts then you will stop reading. And a blog without an audience is a pretty useless endeavour indeed.

So, if I’m not a writer, an athlete or an expert, how did the idea get into my head to write about running?

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