Snapped! Your Marathon-Finish Shots

At the end of the 2006 Flora London Marathon, RW's photographer asked you to draw how you felt. Here are some of the results


Posted: 24 April 2006

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Jane Stephens, 3:04

"The crowds were so supportive. I couldn’t have set a personal best without them."

Sarah Bruce, 3:06

"I set a PB by 45 seconds. The crowds were even bigger and louder than I could have imagined. If I had to give one piece of advice it would to start slow and not go out too quick. Now all I have to do is remember that for next year."

Ruth Hulton, 3:06

"I set a PB. The race was tough in the last few miles, but my club South London Harriers were out in full support today, cheering me on."

Mark Heard, 2:42

"I’ve been far more focused in training this year, and it’s paid off. My biggest motivation was that I knew my kids were watching the television at home. Last year, I walked at mile 18, but there was no chance of that happening this year."

Carol Knight, 3:06

"I took eight minutes off my PB, so I’m absolutely delighted. My running club gave me so much help over the past few months and on the day, too. Next year, I’ll be going for sub-3:00."

Jim Benson, 2:39

I was aiming for 2:30 but I caught some grit in my shoe at mile 18 and it slowed my down. The crowds kept me going, though: they brought the best out in my training.

Kevin Smith, 2:50

"The Marathon is always a fantastic experience; running through the streets was the best part of the race as it gives you a feeling like no other. Wow – those crowds were incredible!"

Nick Davis, 2:54

"My family were the highlight. They cheered me on at four points along the course and were there for me at the finish. It made such a difference. Well, that and the 20-miler I did at the Rhayader Round the Lakes, in March."

Carrie Brady, 2:58

"That was harder than Ironman Hawaii."

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