Event: London Marathon 2019 Venue: City of London Date: 24th & 25th April (Press Days), 28th April (Race Day) & 29th April (Winners Day)
Photo highlights from this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. I would normally do one or two days during the week aka Press Days, then cover the actual Race Day which is on Sundays and then the Winners Press Day is on Monday.
Press Days – Elite Men, Women and British
On Race Day this year, I started off at Embankment with the Coca Cola London Eye as my backdrop for some of my shots. I then moved on to the finish line where I could capture some of the runners as they finished their race.
This year a friend was running the marathon and I managed to capture her as she crossed the finish line. It was not an easy task seeing how many people were finishing at the same time, but the London Marathon App really helped as I was tracking her race.
Winners Press Day
I am always in awe of all the runners and inspired by them just taking part, be it as an elite runner, for charity or just themselves, that I actually entered myself for the London Marathon 2020 ballot.
I don’t know if I am successful or not until October 2019. Wish me luck!
Have you run a marathon? If so, care to share training/running tips.
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.