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Virgin London Marathon 2011
22nd Apr 2011 Posted in: Sport 1

I’m a big fan of the London Marathon and took part in the race in 2009 (I blogged about it on my personal running blog).  It was a fantastic day out (if you forget about the pain in my legs for a few days afterwards!) and I plan to do it again in 2012 along with my wife Sharon.

For the last couple of years I’ve gone along and supported friends who were taking part and also snapped a few frames on the camera.  It is a superb event to watch/support and photograph as you get a whole array of subjects to photograph.

From the initial setup of the race and streets with just spectators and no runners in sight, to the wheelchair athletes, then the elite women, shortly followed by the elite men, the super fast (running) ‘club’ members and then the ‘masses.’

The weather was perfect (at least for supporting and taking photos) with beautiful Spring sunshine and a barely any wind. We chose a spot along Narrow Street (shortly after 14 miles) – which is, er, narrow and great to spot people. Once the number of runners started thinning out we jumped to around 21 miles, then back to 16, and then 19! By the end of the day we felt like we’d walked our own mini-marathon!

Here’s a few of my favourite photos from the day and you’ll find a full set online in the photos section of the site. My photos from 2009 are also available.

Some fantastic (and rather large and no doubt 'hot to run in') costumes made an appearance

Some fantastic (and rather large and no doubt 'hot to run in') costumes made an appearance

Double Olympian Liz Yelling heads into sight.  This was unfortunately not her day on the road today

Double Olympian Liz Yelling heads into sight. This was unfortunately not her day on the road today

Just before 15 miles in, with another 11.2 to go, things are looking tough!

Just before 15 miles in, with another 11.2 to go, things are looking tough!

One Response

  1. Nicky D says:

    Love the picture of Liz. She ran a very brave race.

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