Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Sunday covering 26 miles...............

Today my twin brother for the 5th time pulled on his trainers and joined 38,000 others to run 26 miles through the streets of the city in the London Marathon.
As with every year, the G family joined the spectator masses to cheer him and the many 1,000 on. We headed for our usual location on the Embankment opposite the London eye just past the 25 mile marker...
After a miserable night of rain previously, the day dawned dry but chilly, perfect running conditions but a little cold for us spectators.... London Marathon 2015 was the 35th year that the marathon had been held in London and had a record breaking 38,000 runners running. A huge number of the crowds were there to see and say Thank-you to one of this countries most famous athletes and long distance runners... Paula Radcliffe. As we waited for Mark to get to us we were lucky enough to see and support Paul as she ran past, the crowd went crazy and she passed looking relaxed and happy with a mile to go.. completing the course in 2hrs 34 minutes, amazing, especially for a retirement run!
Along with seeing Paula we also saw Jenson Button and James Cracknell who both delivered sub 3hr runs which were equally as amazing.
I need to say Jenson Button looked extremeley 'hot & fit' even having just run 25 miles!!!...
Along with seeing some sporting heroes run, every single person pounding the streets of London today are heroes in my eyes... some people make it look so easy, but I know the hours of training, and discipline in all weather conditions it takes to get to the start line... so bravo to you all.
Mark approached us on target to deliver sub 4 hours which is what he was aiming for... having seen him with a mile to go we walked through to Horse guards and waited for him to come through from the finish line.
The atmosphere was great in the waiting area, we even saw a proposal, a guy having just run the marathon went down on bended knee (he needed some help getting up after!) to propose to his girlfriend who had also run the marathon... it was lovely and drew a big crowd.
After congratulatory hugs to the running hero who finished in 3hrs 54 minutes we headed home on a busy tube, with a weary runner and a very proud sister, wife & daughter.
As with every year I am extremely proud of Bruvs achievements.

Marathon 2013 ~ 3hrs 57
Marathon 2011 ~ 3hrs 49
Marathon 2010 ~ 3hrs 40
Marathon 2008 ~ 3hrs 51








1 comment:

Leanne Fraser said...

I really need to get along to watch the marathon one day it looks like quite the experience even as a spectator! Well done to your bro too x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Sunday covering 26 miles...............

Today my twin brother for the 5th time pulled on his trainers and joined 38,000 others to run 26 miles through the streets of the city in the London Marathon.
As with every year, the G family joined the spectator masses to cheer him and the many 1,000 on. We headed for our usual location on the Embankment opposite the London eye just past the 25 mile marker...
After a miserable night of rain previously, the day dawned dry but chilly, perfect running conditions but a little cold for us spectators.... London Marathon 2015 was the 35th year that the marathon had been held in London and had a record breaking 38,000 runners running. A huge number of the crowds were there to see and say Thank-you to one of this countries most famous athletes and long distance runners... Paula Radcliffe. As we waited for Mark to get to us we were lucky enough to see and support Paul as she ran past, the crowd went crazy and she passed looking relaxed and happy with a mile to go.. completing the course in 2hrs 34 minutes, amazing, especially for a retirement run!
Along with seeing Paula we also saw Jenson Button and James Cracknell who both delivered sub 3hr runs which were equally as amazing.
I need to say Jenson Button looked extremeley 'hot & fit' even having just run 25 miles!!!...
Along with seeing some sporting heroes run, every single person pounding the streets of London today are heroes in my eyes... some people make it look so easy, but I know the hours of training, and discipline in all weather conditions it takes to get to the start line... so bravo to you all.
Mark approached us on target to deliver sub 4 hours which is what he was aiming for... having seen him with a mile to go we walked through to Horse guards and waited for him to come through from the finish line.
The atmosphere was great in the waiting area, we even saw a proposal, a guy having just run the marathon went down on bended knee (he needed some help getting up after!) to propose to his girlfriend who had also run the marathon... it was lovely and drew a big crowd.
After congratulatory hugs to the running hero who finished in 3hrs 54 minutes we headed home on a busy tube, with a weary runner and a very proud sister, wife & daughter.
As with every year I am extremely proud of Bruvs achievements.

Marathon 2013 ~ 3hrs 57
Marathon 2011 ~ 3hrs 49
Marathon 2010 ~ 3hrs 40
Marathon 2008 ~ 3hrs 51








1 comment:

Leanne Fraser said...

I really need to get along to watch the marathon one day it looks like quite the experience even as a spectator! Well done to your bro too x