It's not snappy but I have to get it off my chest: -
Flora London Marathon 2004,
Had some problems with the schedule, sub four,
Twisted my ankle at a race called 'The Grim'.
Didn't know if I should sink or swim!
But decided after Bath Half success,
I'll try Penguin's tactics, give it my best.
Imagine my horror at mile number two,
When taking my minute walk, as instructed to do.
To overhear man, jogging behind me,
comment 'if walking at this pace, how will she be,
when reaching the finish line - 24 miles away?'
Well mate, I was ecstatic, had the greatest day!
So, if you read my poem - as I hope you do,
All most runners will say is - 'Shame on you!'
On behalf of all of us who for one reason or another chose to do a run/walk schedule, I really hope you print this!