Behind Every Great Runner

A quick salute to the loyal family and friends that keep us running through the highs and lows

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We were delighted today to watch videos saluting Jess Ennis’ mum Alison and Chris Hoys’s mum Carol.

We always laud the athletes who achieve – and rightly so – but rarely do we hear the stories of the family and friends who played their part in each medal. Hearing how Chris’ mum made him ‘BMX go-faster burgers’ as a child and how Jess’ mum was there to comfort her through injury problems in 2008, is proof success isn’t down to physiology and determination alone. A good support network to back you up through the good and bad is just as vital.

So, we’re paying tribute to all the non-runners out there, to the patient supporters who listen to us moaning about injuries, make us stodgy meals after long runs and who roll out of bed at 7am on a Saturday morning just to accompany us to races. Up there with our trainers and trusty watches, you make us the runners we are.

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Yup agreed. Saluted

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 18:25

Totally agree, I know I must bore my wife with running stories and news of injuries but shes great about it
Posted: 29/05/2012 at 08:12

The clothes are beautiful, a lot more comfortable to wear, and most affordable to buy it.

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 08:33

Without my support crew 'Team Thompson' just wouldnt be. My Dad and my husband Richard are the best ever and if a weeks fishing holiday is the price, then its worth every penny!
Posted: 16/06/2012 at 17:40

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