I am a London Marathon 2013 Finisher!
My official finish time: 4:24:41.
It’s been two days since the race and I’m still on cloud nine! As my family and I tour the rest of this beautiful city, please give me several days to write up my race report. For now, allow me to share with you some photos from before and after one of the best races I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in. This one was right up there with New York City Marathon! Simply amazing!
PRE-RACE: 36,000 runners gather together at Greenwich Park to find their own race starts: Red, Blue, or Green. I was Green. Race start time was 10AM. The weather was absolutely perfect at around 9 degrees in the start.
Highlight of the start was when we were all asked to pause to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon. There was complete silence from thousands of runners for a minute or two.
THE RACE: The race took runners through some of the city’s major landmarks. We passed Cutty Sark, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye and Big Ben! Roads were lined with spectators from start to end!
POST-RACE: The race ended at The Mall. Thousands of loved ones waited for their runners at the Meet & Greet area. I had my Enervon HP and an apple as I waited for family to arrive.
Happy to see the hubby and my kiddos after the race!
Thank you so much to all the people who got me here! Unilab Active Health for sponsoring the trip. Special thanks to my favorites Enervon Activ for keeping me energized during training and race day and Enervon HP for aiding in recovery. Thank you to Timex Philippines and Timex UK who snagged me a race slot. Thank you to my Coach, Andy Leuterio, for killing me during training so that I could perform during the race. Thanks to the following for sponsoring my gear and nutrition: Gatorade (sports drink), Oakley (Radar path shades), CWX (compression tights and recovery socks), Timex (Timex Run Trainer watch), and Kswiss (Kwicky Blade Light shoes).
Check back after a few days for my full race report!