Free & Fit Challenge 2018 - The Reason I Run - by Tim Chew


Free & Fit Challenge 2018 - The Reason I Run - by Tim Chew the Founder of Sports Communities Faith & Fitness London and Free & Fit New York City.  


Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Its a Sunday morning in peak British heat, the crowds are coming through the turnstiles as the men and the women of the London marathon come bundling through to the finish line and my Mum, having completed the brutal 26.2 mile distance, arrives without a sweat on her forehead and at the same pace she averaged around the course. Quite remarkable. My Mum was not always a keen sports person or long distance runner. When she was younger she was more renowned for her dancing, attending parties and she even used to be a smoker earlier in life. In her adult years she would host dinner parties and although a keen badminton player, she started distance running much later in life. Margaret, my Mums first name, was a huge hit at her running club in Stopsley Striders where she still holds records for the best 5K, 10K, 10Mile and 1/2 marathon distances in the over fifty age group.