London Marathon runners will now be well into their training and fundraising for their chosen charities for the annual run on Sunday April 24.
Approximately 37,000 people - including What's On writer Emily Chudy - will be running the 26.2 mile-long race to raise money for charity and tackle a personal challenge.
And if you need inspiring for your training, or to sign up for next year's race, we've rounded up a list of some west-Londoners who have decided to lace up their trainers and run.
If they don't make you want to sign up, we've included links to fundraising pages where possible, so you can always donate some money to one of the brilliant causes!
Pardip Singh Minhas
Fundraising information: Pardip has raised £195. Donate here.
The former worker for charity Relate is supporting their work providing children's counselling in Harrow and neighbouring west London boroughs.
Fundraising information: Ellie has raised more than £600, and donations can be made here.
Jane Muir-Sands from Fulham is running for The Stroke Association after her father suffered from a stroke and died last year.
Charity: The Stroke Association
Fundraising information: Jane has raised £3,978.40 of her £2,000 target. Donate here.
Chris and James Hircombe
Charity: St. Luke's Hospice
Dommy Szymanska from Ealing is running the London Marathon in memory of her grandfather, who passed away from a heart attack three years ago.
Charity: British Heart Foundation
Fundraising information: Dommy has raised £1091.20 of her £2,000 target. Donate here.
Fundraising information: Tashan has raised £590 of his £1,800 goal. Donate here.
After injury scuppered her plans to run in the 2015 marathon, Lorna is back for 2016 and determined to raise £10,000 for mental health charity Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
Charity: Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Fundraising information: Sponsor Lorna by visiting her Just Giving page.
Alison Tsang, from Brentford, is running for homeless charity The Choir With No Name, which runs two homeless choirs in London.
She said: "I've been involved since it started and seen at first hand the hope, life, joy and dignity it gives people who've had a lot to battle. It helps them belong, be believed in and move on up!"
Charity: The Choir With No Name
Fundraising information: Alison has raised £2,324.70 of her £5,000 goal. Donate here.
Kate Winser, from Chelsea, will be running the marathon in aid of mental health charity, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
Charity: Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Fundraising information: Kate has so far raised just under £2,500 for the cause.
London Fire Brigade Team
Runners from the London Fire Brigade are attempting to smash a world record when they line up for the marathon dressed as a fire engine.
Charity: The team are running for Jade, the daughter of fellow firefighter Rob 'Ollie' North. The mother-of-two has been diagnosed with Huntingdon's disease and the money raised will be used by the family to create special memories before the disease takes hold.
Fundraising information: They have so far raised £730 of a £1,000 goal. Donate here.
Hanwell resident Paul Jones will be running for The Brain Tumour Charity, following his mother's death from the disease last year.
He said: "When I spoke to Mum I told her I wanted to run the marathon in her honour. We knew she wouldn't be around by the end of April so it was an emotional moment.
"The training is helping with the grieving process and it feels great to be paying tribute to Mum as well as raising funds for the charity of her choice."
Charity: The Brain Tumour Charity
Fundraising information: Paul has raised a whopping £7,609.72 of his £8,500 target. Donate here.
A fourth time London Marathon runner from Isleworth is hoping to raise thousands of pounds in aid of two charities.
In previous marathon races his costumes have included Scooby Doo and a chef lugging around heavy kitchen utensils but this year Rob Bright will take on the gruelling 26.2 miles as himself.
The 24-year-old who works at Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists Cafe in Terminal 2 at Heathrow aims to complete the course in around four hours, beating his best time of just over five hours.
Charity: ACROSS, which he has been supporting since 2007 to take sick and disabled people on a 10-day pilgrimage to Lourdes in France, and VICTA, a charity supporting children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families.
Fundraising information: Rob has raised just over £500 of his £2,000 target. Donate here.
Cllr Lisa Homan
Hammersmth and Fulham councillor Lisa Homan says she is nervous about running her first marathon at the age of 53.
It is all in support of victims of domestic violence.
Charity: Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, which is based in Hammersmith.
Fundraising information: Sponsor Cllr Homan on her her Just Giving page.
Donna Morley and Gary O’Connor
This couple are taking on the 26.2-mile route after having already completed a marathon fundraising journey.
They visited every London Underground station in the lead up to the race to maximise the amount of money they are raising for a children's cancer charity.
Charity: Clic Sargeant, the UK's largest cancer charity for children and young people.
Fundraising information: The couple can be sponsored via their JustGiving page.
Are you running this year's London Marathon? Send your name, photo and charity to email@example.com and we'll add you to this list.