Thanks Ikle not sure about being an inspiration I think it is about choice. I think we could choose to just sit on the couch (doing that at the moment) or get out and give it a go. It really does not matter how quickly we run it is just great to be out there doing it.
Having said that every race these I do I compete against myself and am pleased to finish in a half decent time. My lovely daughter who took up running because of me ran a recent local half marathon alongside me and said " Mum when you run this slow don't you feel cold"