Having started and completed the Reading half marathon today, my utter respect for those who run a full marathon has increased exponentially! It was a very packed race, with over 16,000 competitors – from elite runners to people such as me, who were running to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Chief amongst these must have been Tony, who ran the distance with a fridge attached to his back. There’s dedication for you! It’s extraordinary to see the number of people willing to turn our to cheer runners on, amongst them our own Gavin James (Figaro in the show). Thank you to everyone who supported the many many people who ran today and thank you to those supporters who have helped us get beyond our £750 target. It is much much appreciated.