Spring has sprung, or so we are told, but you hardly know it given the weather we have experienced in recent weeks. This is the season of the year when we witness some annual sporting events that require great endurance.
The boat race, which is a 4 ½ mile test on the river Thames, has already taken place. The Grand National takes place today (14th April) and is a trial of stamina for both rider and horse, as they tackle 30 fences over a 4 mile course. Then on Sunday 22nd April the London Marathon will see nearly 40,000 runners step up to the start line to negotiate 26.2 miles around the streets of the capital.
All these and many more events like them are a stern examination of an individual’s will and determination to complete the course. A high level of endurance is required, just to be ready to take part. Months and, in some cases, years of preparation and training is needed.
During this period of preparation there are bound to be times of doubt, but when these occur it’s a...