TAKING PART

This category celebrates those hardy souls who partake in potentially grueling sporting activities generally because a) they want to do something noble for a charitable cause or b) they actually enjoy punishing themselves in often appalling conditions in order to demonstrate to themselves how fit they are. Obviously there are some here for whom both definitions apply, and to them I take my hat off (particularly those taking to the streets clothed in unpleasantly hot sweaty costumes).

Also featured here are some less physically demanding but no less relevant pursuits, examples of what it means to ‘take part’ in a group public event, demonstrating dormant and underappreciated creative skills in the process,