The 2015 London Marathon

Last month I ventured into London to check out the famous marathon which, aside from keeping people fit, has become a major fundraising event for cancer charities.

Last month I ventured into London to check out the famous marathon, which aside from keeping people fit, has become a major fundraising event for cancer charities.

My principal reason for going was to meet up with a couple of people I know, one of whom was running for the Brain Tumour Charity and one who was volunteering.

Ultimately, I didn’t meet up with them as the scale of the event was overwhelming and I quickly got tired an hour after getting out at Green Park tube in the early afternoon.

Positioned near Buckingham Palace, the determination of the 37,675 runners was tangible as the crowds cheered them on, but glancing at the running bibs one could sense the sheer amount being raised for various charities, several of them cancer related.

All the larger cancer charities – Macmillan, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie – were well represented, but others could be seen too, which was a heartening sight.

Here are some photos of the event (just click the arrows on the right and left to navigate through the gallery):

A special congratulations to Kerry Foster-Mitchell, who raised £3,332.40 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

If you want to register to run in next years race click here.

> Official site for the London Marathon
> Find out more about the 2015 London Marathon at Wikipedia