Saturday, 27 April 2013

Marathon Man

Last Sunday my baby brother ( only by 10 minutes!) affectionately known as Bruv joined 36,999 others to run the London marathon. This was M's fourth marathon, of which he admits each one gets a little harder. Having trained in what was the coldest winter through, rain, snow and hail Marathon day dawned bright, blue skies and the sun in the sky... Perfect spectator weather, but a little hard going on the less experienced runners.
As what has know become a bit of a family tradition I joined my SIL, niece and nephew on the embankment opposite the London Eye to cheer the runners on. This year we were joined by my aunt... So it became a big family day out.
This year so many more people thronged the route to cheer, clap and support the runners... I think it was an amalgamation of the Olympic spirit, beautiful weather and a show of unity and solidarity in support of the catastrophic events that had taken place the previous week at the Boston marathon. It was touching to see all the runners as they came past wearing black ribbons in support.
As we were waiting we saw the Paralympic runner Richard Whitehead run past as some speed, which truly astounds me as be is a double leg amputee... Amazing.

Very soon we saw M running towards us, he had some difficulty at 23 miles with cramp, but finished under 4hours completing his 4th marathon all between 3.45 & 3.55. He was a little disappointed with his time this year, but as his sister I am immensely proud of him.
A fab family day out...finished off with a much deserved beer.

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

Well done to your Bruv!

Victoria x

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Marathon Man

Last Sunday my baby brother ( only by 10 minutes!) affectionately known as Bruv joined 36,999 others to run the London marathon. This was M's fourth marathon, of which he admits each one gets a little harder. Having trained in what was the coldest winter through, rain, snow and hail Marathon day dawned bright, blue skies and the sun in the sky... Perfect spectator weather, but a little hard going on the less experienced runners.
As what has know become a bit of a family tradition I joined my SIL, niece and nephew on the embankment opposite the London Eye to cheer the runners on. This year we were joined by my aunt... So it became a big family day out.
This year so many more people thronged the route to cheer, clap and support the runners... I think it was an amalgamation of the Olympic spirit, beautiful weather and a show of unity and solidarity in support of the catastrophic events that had taken place the previous week at the Boston marathon. It was touching to see all the runners as they came past wearing black ribbons in support.
As we were waiting we saw the Paralympic runner Richard Whitehead run past as some speed, which truly astounds me as be is a double leg amputee... Amazing.

Very soon we saw M running towards us, he had some difficulty at 23 miles with cramp, but finished under 4hours completing his 4th marathon all between 3.45 & 3.55. He was a little disappointed with his time this year, but as his sister I am immensely proud of him.
A fab family day out...finished off with a much deserved beer.

1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

Well done to your Bruv!

Victoria x