London Marathon 2013

It was sunny! And warm! And not too windy! Ahem.

On Sunday I watched the London Marathon for the first time ever. Well, the first time in real life, obviously I've seen it on TV. We watched from Greenwich, by the 7 Mile marker...

The elite men. I realise that this photo is flipping awful, but I wanted to prove that I actually made it out of bed in time to see them. Trust me, it nearly didn't happen. Mo Farah is in there somewhere. 12 points if you can actually spot him. I can't.

A tiger!

And onto the most important part of the race... Rhino count! I saw 14. Here's five of them:

Before the race started, I did think that maybe watching the marathon would inspire me to run it, but it really didn't... Everyone looked exhausted, and we were only seven miles in. Running is officially not for me.

Aside from all the marathon-based fun, I'll always remember Sunday as 'the day when I saw a crow decapitate a dead pigeon and eat the head'. There's an image for you to savour... 


  1. I really, really want to go watch the Marathon, not take part, just sit there with a picnic soaking up the atmosphere! I knew two people doing it this year so it would have been the perfect time to go, but I didn't :( Maybe next year!

    I'm very intrigued about the last paragraph! x

  2. oh, I always just feel like I wish I could run when I see the marathon.

  3. I bet that was an amazing experience! I wish I was able to run a marathon! x

  4. I'd love to go watch. I don't know if I could do it myself but there are smaller marathons :) haha I don't know how they do it in the costumes though must take them all day!
    Lovely meeting you yesterday. I'm following you too maybe see you soon at another meet.

  5. I've always wanted to go & think I'll go next year (if Mo decides to run the whole thing!). Glad you had good weather & the crow/pigeon story is one for the grand kids for sure! X

  6. Where is the photo of the crow and the pigeon? Hmm? x

  7. Haha, running is not for me either but I would really be able to do a marathon one day!

    Corinne x


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