Run to the Beat…
…is to move to Wembley. I hope that it will do really well – and stay there.
I never really worked out why I enjoy the London Marathon running through our streets and hated Run to the Beat with such a passion.
I suspect it was just that it always felt so ‘imposed’ – that a bunch of people who had nothing to do with Greenwich, no interest in it and no care for the disruption (streets closed off for hours, buses re-routed, locals effectively locked-in) and noise pollution came and took over our streets with officious officals and no actual gain for the local community.
I know it was for charity, good causes, and helped people get fit yada, yada, but it always felt – and acted like – a commercial enterprise that had somehow hijacked Greenwich to the point where people couldn’t even get anywhere on a bloomin’ bus.
I am glad to be rid of it and I don’t mind who knows it.