I want to beat an MP

Well, who doesn't?

Sadly, this isn't in the therapeutic way, but in the more conventional - and on topic - running way.

Edward Timpson MP will be running his fifth London Marathon this year.

If you recognise the name (and aren't a political geek like me) he was the fellah who won the Crewe and Nantwich by-election last year.

Crewe and Nantwich?

Northern town where Labour were expected to win?

Massive shock?



Anyway, the story in the Crewe and Nantwich Guardian doesn't make mention of his previous times, so I'm not sure how well I'll do comparatively.

Since it's his fifth, he's obvioulsy done tonnes more running than me, but is beating an MP a realistic target?


  1. He has the added benefit of being able to re-sole his own trainers as well!

  2. @ Decorem

    Dammit - I knew there was something about his name that was niggling at me.

    Can't believe I missed such a sitter