He did it!

Hooray! Stuart completed the London Marathon today in four hours and twelve minutes! Holly, my sister and I have had a great day whizzing around London trying to spot him, and we managed it twice which we were very pleased with. We started off at mile nine, these are the elite men who are way out in front, Stuart spotted us before we saw him and doubled back to say hello, he is in this picture below, well his ear is anyway! He went by in a flash and I couldn't work out whether to watch him or take a picture! Then we went to mile 11 as the course did a big loop around but we just missed him. And the queues at the underground stations meant we changed our plans from trying to get to mile 20, and went instead to mile 25 where we managed to see him again. He is running underneath the tree in this picture, he looked a lot closer in real life. And below are the crowds at the meeting point at the finish on horse guards parade. We all had a great day with wonderful weather, I'm tired now but I don't think I've earnt the right to say that! : )

12 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Well done Stuart!!! I hope he does not ache too much! He needs to wear his medal into work. Sounds like a good day was had by all. A colleague of mine took part today but I do not know how he did . Will find out tomorrow.
xx

Rachel said...

Wow, congratulations to Stuart! And what perfect weather you had too.
:)

Bagladee said...

YEY STUART!!!! Congrats :) sounds like you did a 'Tube marathon' too. The weather looked lovely for it, I saw a little bit of it on TV.xx

Annie said...

Wow!! That's fantastic. Loved the London pictures

ARTISANNE said...

What an achievement!! You've reminded me how unfit I am :0)

Claire said...

WOW! congratulations Stuart! Looked like a good day for it - managed to miss it on the tv this year. x

Julia said...

WAY TO GO STUART!!!

Gillian said...

Wow - my brother-in-law runs marathons so I know this is a great achievement! Congratulations to Stuart! Looks like it was a beautiful day too.

Victoria said...

Fabulous! I am so in awe of those that run, as I get side stitches within the first minute and feel like I will pass out by the second minute... how someone can run marathons is a true miracle to me!

M.Kate said...

Congrats to Stuart :D

Kitty said...

Many congratulations to Stuart - that is brilliant! x

Shayla said...

How exciting!