London Marathon weekend

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On the 21st April me and my dad travelled down to London to watch the London marathon which was scheduled to take place the following day. After arriving at the train station, I was really excited to see what the weekend had in store for us.

I first went to Hyde Park and it was a nice day so ended up being there for absolutely ages.

Later on in the evening I went to one of the restaurants near Gloucester Road where I got to meet with my fellow Red Rosers for some food and to have a nice evening in good company. It was also a good chance to wish everyone well for the race the following day.

The following day I got up bright and early as I wanted to get there at a reasonable time and I had arranged to meet everyone at Bermondsey which was about 10 miles into the London marathon if I remember correctly. As soon as I exited the underground station I could hear the rapturous noise that engulfed the streets. Lots of people were chanting and cheering for their loved ones and it was magical.

As there was so many people I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find my fellow Red Rosers but after a few phone calls eventually I found them. We waited for our fellow Red Rosers to come past and it was nice to give them all a big cheer.

One thing I got really excited about is that we saw Ben Smith on the route. Ben Smith is the guy who raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity by running 401 marathons in 401 days. An astonishing achievement but it just goes to show what people can do if they put their mind to it.

After we cheering on our fellow Red Rosers we decided that we wanted to it again so headed down to Embankment which is towards the end of the race. As we left the underground station I was totally shocked to see Claire (who I met in Brighton). It was a total surprise. Who would have expected us to see each other out of hundreds and thousands of others. We then carried onto Embankment whilst Claire was with her friend.

On the Embankment it was streaming with supporters as this was near the end of the race where everyone needed the cheers just to help them pull through and finish the race. I saw the pain on their faces and I still felt like I wanted to run with them. They were all doing superb though. As the crowds were so big it was difficult to spot them. However when the all came past, it was apparent they were all doing amazing and by now they were not far from the finish.

We didn’t get to see them cross the finishing line but everyone was glued to their phones to find out if everyone had finished. They all did superbly and it was a pleasure to go down and support for the weekend.

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