Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013: Week 16

2013: Week 16 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 16, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.

The 2013 London Marathon had perfect conditions on Sunday: a clear blue sky, sunny and lowish temperatures.

Every year we go to Deptford Creek bridge and cheer on the runners. I spied this patriotic fellow as we were walking back home. Unfortunately, my son lost interest before we got to see any interesting fancy dress runners, but we did manage to see Mo Farah, which was its own sort of awesome.

Inevitably, the cheering exercise also reminds me of the year that I ran the marathon myself, in 2005. It was easily in the Top 5 of the best days of my life. Although I won't be able to do a marathon ever again, it still brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye when I think about that day.

1 comment:

William Taylor said...

Great blog, I really enjoyed reading it! I'm personally only just starting out on my running 'career', and am aiming to do the London Marathon next year. I've started my own blog about it, would love if you'd get a moment to have a read!! http://2014londonmarathonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/