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Sprinting: ‘It’s just fun. So much fun!’

Jan 2nd, 2017 by

While the running world seems to be offering longer and longer races, perhaps it’s time for us to take a step back and appreciate the joys of sprinting

I tell almost everyone I know the same story about sprinting. After school, we would race to the local shop for sweets before running back and sitting on the track eating them out of paper bags. As the PE teacher walked into our line of vision, we’d wipe our sticky hands on our shorts and start legging it around the track.

This was what sprinting was to me when I was young. A laugh, and something that came relatively easily. I was by no means a champion, but I was on the girl’s relay team and competed in inter-school competitions, which we always looked forward to as a day out.

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