Friday, 8 July 2011

Kathrine Switzer

Having been reluctant to join the blogging bandwagon, I've decided to write about my passion for running. At the risk of sounding self-interested (which I suppose is what a blog is all about)  I hope to share my highs and lows and anything else that might be interesting! 

With the likes of Paula Radcliffe and Liz Yelling setting a whole new standard for female running, its hard to fathom that only comparatively recently the thought of women completing a marathon was unthinkable. In spite of the "iron-lady"  Margaret Thatcher's ground-breaking political power, up until 1981, anything over 800m at Olympic events was considered too physically demanding for women.