What’s it all about?

26 Miles is the latest project from 26, the writers’ collective. 26 writers were asked to team up with a friend and walk one specific mile on the route of the London Marathon. A 27th writer got lucky and strolled the last 350-odd yards. They were all told to dig around for a story, compose a poem, or simply report what they saw. Some hooked up with photographers and filmmakers. Others chose illustrators and sound engineers. Most had fun. All made it over the finishing line.

You can see the results of their work by clicking on each mile marker on the route map to your right. They’ll be published a mile at a time on weekdays from Monday 14th March to Friday 19th April. A few will be at this year’s race on Sunday 21st April, not running, but writing about the day and adding post-scripts to their pieces.

We hope you enjoy your first visit and come back for more. If you’re not already part of 26, you can join for just £26. This gives you an annual membership. You’ll get discounted tickets to events, a monthly newsletter packed full of content for professional and aspiring writers, and the chance to take part in lovely creative projects like this. We also like a sociable drink now and then, too.

Andy Hayes

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