Approximately 30,000 people will take on the London Marathon this Sunday.
These brave (and very fit) souls will run 26.2 miles (42.2kms) through the streets of our capital, in aid of very good causes.
I haven’t ever run one. And, to be honest, I doubt I ever will. But last weekend my sister completed her first one. She ran the Brighton Marathon, for Cancer Research UK, in under four hours (3.53.47 to be precise.)
My contribution to this marvellous effort? Well, when she started training months ago I said I would watch, drink some wine, and have a bottle of pink fizz for her at the finish line.
Which I did.
And, personally, I think it was the thought of this bottle of Rosado Cava Prestige that got her to the finish line at such a sharpish pace.
Because it’s lush. Especially when sipped in the sunshine in celebration.
So, if you’re planning to go and cheer on a friend running on Sunday, then my advice to you is to pop a bottle of this in a cool bag.
Believe me. They’ll love you forever.
Rosado Cava Prestige, £9.49 a bottle, M&S: www.marksandspencer.com
For a very worthwhile cause! You can still donate to Clair’s cause, Cancer Research UK, here: www.justgiving.com/Clair-Walford