On Sunday, April 13th, 2014, we went into town to cheer along a friend who was running his first marathon.
Like many of the people running the arduous 26 miles, our friend Rob was doing it for a good cause, in his case the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Rob suffers from this incurable respiratory and digestive disorder, so his efforts in completing the marathon in a fairly speedy time were nothing shorty of heroic.
Here’s some photos of the marvellous scenes in central London:
Some of the no-doubt uncomfortable outfits seen on the day.
Encouragement from the crowd.
Pub band by Tower Bridge blasting out the uplifting pop tunes.
“Sweet Caroline…bah bah bah!”
A scuttling Bagpuss.
Huddersfield marathon band.
I loved this dolphin.
Mixing up the tunes for the runners.
Steel band by Tower Bridge.
Discarded water bottles.
Helping a friend.
Looking like a bunch of human wasps, the Gugge 200 band thumped out some mighty tunes.
A refreshing water spray.
Getting near the end.
Cheering on the runners.
Not quite sure what this outfit was about.
Watching the runners on the last mile.
The fridge-carrying runner.
Just a little way to go….
Rob after finishing the marathon, enjoying a well earned pint.
You can find out more about his story – and donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – here.