SO working with people on their Next Steps always makes me think of endeavouring to be a good example. Can I also be bold? Put my best foot forward as an example? What about literally? What about a half-marathon? (Am I a runner, no - my friend Frances and I do try to run a bit in Greenwich Park but we've never managed to quite finish the Couch to 5K programme – I broke a bone in my foot on holiday last Summer and she recently fractured her ankle in Cuba). But then I read about The Big Half. A half-marathon from the team behind The London Marathon, starting in Tower Bridge and ending at Greenwich's Cutty Sark. So, local. And I think again about being a good example. About stepping out of my comfort zone. And I call Frances.
The Big Half says it will be much more than a mass participation running event with the world's best athletes and thousands of mass runners. It will be 'a street party of epic proportions and it aims to inspire participation from a variety of socio-economic groups, faiths, ages, ethnicities and to become the first sports event whose participants truly represent London's diverse population'. That now includes Frances (currently-with-lower-leg-in-plaster-cast) and me (sports-kit-rather-tight-due-to-cake-addiction). It's our Next Step. I'll keep you posted.