Snapped! Virgin London Marathon: Mile 17

Every year the RW forumites gather at Mile 17 to cheer runners, provide encouragement and pass on chosen nibbles.

Flick through the gallery of this year's support crew. Email us at editor@runnersworld.co.uk if you have any more snaps from the 2012 Virgin London Marathon.

(Above) The support groups divided up the runners' treats.

The support station was set up bright and early - all the Mile 17 crew needed now was some runners!

Cheers! A happy marathoner has a quick toast at Mile 17.

Runner Emmy was still smiling at Mile 17.

Runners were greeted by smiling faces as they near the Mile 17 crew.

Runners had a cheeky glass of bubbly with the support crew.

Clowning around - costumed runners stopped to put a smile on the supporters' faces.  

Hugs and treats helped the forumites on their 26.2-mile journey.

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