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 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rugby day at Twickenham Stadium saw Durham University and Cardiff Metropolitan University meet in the final at the university rugby showcase held in Twickenham Stadium.
Durham University beat Cardiff Met 26 – 17 to reclaim the championship title.
If there is one thing I have learnt about doing editorial photography, is the importance of photos being used much later than the day you took it.
A good example is when Chris Robshaw, captain of Harlequins Rugby Union, was named England’s new skipper for the 6 Nations Tournament for at least two of their matches. I quickly realised that I had photos in my archives that I could use as file images.
This image and those in the gallery access were taken during World Travel Market at the ExCel Centre, London on 7 November 2011. The players happened to visit their sponsors stand, Etihad Airways and were happy enough to do an impromptu photo call.
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