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Monday, 14 April 2014

The London Marathon

Hours of pounding dog muck covered pavements came to fruition for thousands of runners yesterday in the London Marathon. The Great British public will be putting their hands in their pockets this week as they cough up thousands for pounds for a variety of good causes. Fair play, some of those runners really put themselves through hell.
Runners represented a complete cross section of our community. Besides Olympic trained athletes, there were the disabled, fun runners (many of which were in a variety of costumes) and celebrities. CJ de Mooi was hailed by the BBC as the fastest celebrity this year. I have no idea who is responsible for their research, but they clearly got that little gem wrong. Mo Farah came eighth, and there have been few better recognised celebrities than Mo over the past year.
The event got me thinking. If I was to run the London Marathon, what costume would I choose? Whatever it was, it would have to be something waterproof. After all, there is no way I could complete a run of that distance. Sooner or later, I would collapse into the gutter, and it would be just my luck that Paula Radcliffe would pee on me!

24 comments:

  1. Do the sponsors if the runner who died still have to pay up/

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  2. Always brilliant pictures on your blog.

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  4. OMG! The poor guy in the second picture.

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    1. Do you think he had far left to run?

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    2. Nobody would be very keen to catch him up.

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    3. maybe its like cold custard ?

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  5. I ran the London Marathon two years ago. I didn't dress in a costume though.

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  6. I would run it dressed as a streaker.

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    1. How would you stick your number on?

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    2. Streakers show up at all sorts of sporting events, but I've never seen one at a running event. Why is that? Maybe will so many runners present they would get caught to easily.

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  7. Run like you stole something.......very encouraging for runners from Liverpool.

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  8. The best thing about the London Marathon is throwing things and jeering at the fat runners at the back.

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  9. I would run dressed as a snail. nobody expects a good time from a snail

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