A Marathon Effort

Sunday saw 35,000 people take to the streets of London to run in the annual London Marathon.

Years ago when I was a kid my parents would always take me up to the junction of Grand Depot Road and Woolwich New Road in Woolwich to see all the runners as they came up to the 3 mile marker. This year I made a similar journey so I could cheer on Andy P who was running the 26.2 miles for Teenage Cancer Trust.

I arrived just in time to see the elite men rush past (the guy in orange came second overall):

Not long after the masses came past:

I didn't see Andy P but saw some excellent fancy dress costumes:


These guys actually ran with this one:

Apparently these guys made it the whole way round the course. Well done to them!

Once the majority of runners had past and I had completed a few mundane house based chores, I jumped on the DLR up to St James park to meet up with some guys from work who were going to watch Andy P finish but he beat me too it so I jumped back on the tube and met everyone in The Phoenix behind Oxford Circus.

Andy was pleased to celebrate his sub 4 hour time with a well deserved pint:

After the celebration drinks, a number of us headed up to Islington to The Old Queen's Head to celebrate Jessie's birthday. Ah the fun you can have with party hats:

Well done to Andy P and Happy Birthday to Jessie!

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