Event: Virgin London Marathon 2013 Venue: Central London Date: 19th & 21st April 2013 (19th Press Day & 21st Marathon Day)
A series of images taken during the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. On 19th April 2013 was the Press Day for the Paralympic Athletes taking part in the marathon and those who dared run the marathon in costumes in order to break the Guinness Book of World Records.
On marathon day, 21st April 2013, elite runners, celebrities, record breakers, charity runners, etc., took to the streets of London to take part in one for the most recognised events of the sporting calendar. This year’s event was special as it came in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that happened weeks prior to the event. As a show of solidarity, the Virgin London Marathon we ahead without any major incidents reported and with record crowds cheering on the runners along the route as a show of defiance and support for a the greater good of mankind.
Of all the images I took on the day, this one of Tsegaye Kebede has got to be my favourite. It just sums up the feelings of the day.
The 6Km Santa Run is held on the first Saturday of December for charity. This year the event was organised by 2:09 Events to raise funds for Disability Snowsport UK, a national charity that helps people with disabilities to access the thrill of snowsports.
The Santa Run was held at Battersea Park on 3rd December 2011.
People of all ages joined in fun and ran around Battersea Park dressed as santa.
A runner dressed as an elf warms up before the run
A ‘sea’ of runners dressed as santa warming up before the run
This cute dog was more interested in me than the run