Sunday, 23 April 2017
London Marathon – 23rd April 2017
Woolwich Common – the race approaches
I spent part of today watching some of the London Marathon in particular with the idea of supporting a friend who was running. My plan was to watch the race early on and then head to Surrey Quays and Canada Water. The first part worked perfectly as I got to Woolwich Common just in time to see the passage of the Elite Men.
There was also plenty of space so that it was easy to applaud the runners and encourage individuals. However, such was the density of runners, that I completely missed my friend.
The pack of Elite Men
Not quite so fast but still speedy – above and below
It was noticeable that even at the two mile mark there were some participants who were already getting very tired. Wonder how much training some of these stragglers had actually done.
Further into the race:
Surrey Quays – the crowds get thicker
Jamaica Road – crowds four and five deep.
Impossible to watch while holding a bike
so I headed home