kept being astounded by things I found out when I was training for the
Great North Run last year and writing poems about the process.
some people have muscle fibres that twitch especially fast?”, "Running
makes the neurons in your brain connect up better?” and even obvious
ones that most people already knew, like "Eating Mars Bars for three
meals a day will making running harder”. I wished I’d known some of the
stuff about the connection between body and brain when I was growing up.
Then before I knew it Beth at Great North Run Culture,
Kaye at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival and Annabel at ARC had
agreed that it would be a good idea to make a show for families about
how running and writing are more similar than you’d think. The Starting
Line was born. I do like a pun, me.