And if anyone fancies a run by Lake Geneva the Lausanne Marathon and Half Marathon is on at the end of this month, not on the hilly 20km course thank goodness.In case fancy a good run out before winter kicks in properly with the lake on one side and the Alps ahead of you. And has anyone done the Madrid or Barcelona marathons as an alternative to London.
What a day, sunshine, great city, world record and ah the joy of that park to relax in with a beer, as long as avoided sitting anywhere near a bush or tree
Ran with my wife and she had been out of action since June after damaging her foot during a triathlon, but was not going to miss this opportunity.
So we ran and hit 5hrs spot on, so really pleased, and where else will you get the opportunity of a massage at mile 19-20 or thereabouts, so as not racing for a time, was a great relief for my wife as legs starting to seize up a bit.
However the after run party did give me a laugh, the first time been to a party where everyone looked to sit on the floor round the dancefloor, and great to see the winners and Paula, felt a bit for the mens runners up who ran fantastic times and were left to the side.
Brilliant city, didnt mind the time in the end as happy to have had a fun weekend in Berlin.
I agree Mike, the one that we all want crossing that line does not seem to have come up for a lot of people, strange as last year that was one of the best photos. Not to worry will have to trawl through the masses of unidentified, or the people with times near us check if in their one. Well done to all and hope marathonfoto sort it out for next year we are all celebrities on that day, and all deserve having that moment captured.
What a day, the highs and lows in 5 hours are enough to tire you out let alone running the 26miles. My second time at the London marathon,and had a ball. My wife and I ran together until mile 21 I had gone at mile 19 and everything was going to pot. So I pushed her forward to go get her time 4:46 and I then knew I had to get a wiggle on and make sure she was not there waiting until Monday for me to finish, shufffled round in 4:54 in the end. Funniest moment at mile 22 with a very funny celebrity swearing like a trooper at himself or about the crowd cheering him on with beers in hands, he was at that point where its hurting badly but your not close enough to relax. And then being overtaken by Sir Richard and convoy at mile 23, now that had to spur me on when we got to 400 metres to go and think its only 400 metres give it everything and get past them, and I did, a small achievement but put a huge grin on my face. Greatest marathon ever, and well done to you all, we all get the same shiny medal however long it takes and to somebody out there you are a hero. Well done and roll on May4th when we all apply again