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    London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Hi all

    Today I (Didache) met up with Tom (overbeyond) for a day's shooting in London. It was marathon day with 35,000 runners taking to the streets. It really was a fabulous day. The weather was glorious and there was a real festival atmosphere everywhere. It was one of the best day's shooting I can remember.

    Tom will add some more pictures (as will I) so do check back.

    I wanted to start though with just one image. It's a special one.

    The runners all run for their chosen charity. The guy here is running for "Help for Heroes" which is a charity dedicated to helping British servicemen injured in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Imagine having your leg blown off over there, and then coming home and running a marathon on crutches. This really is a hero.

    So, just him. The other images can wait.

    Cheers
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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    I have also a shot similar to Mikes because this athlete is so special.
    I really had to keep mike under control. He has graffiti on the brain and given half a chance he's off. So four pictures of the man in serious action.
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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Now some of the real action.
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    http://www.overbeyond.com


    I have a total lack of respect for anything connected with society, except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. Brendan Behan

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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    And three more from me (more tomorrow) ....

    A flag (I wonder who Dave is and did he finish?) ...

    A man in serious pain ...

    One of many wonderful costumes that people ran in ...

    Cheers
    Mike


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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Looks like you guys had an active day.
    Some of those costumes don't look very comfortable or even fun to run in.
    I see 'flora' on many runners. What does it stand for?
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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Frog - 'Flora' is a low-fat butter-like spread and a major brand in the UK. They are the primary sponsors of the event.

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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Excellent shots,both of you !
    I watched the finish from over here - hope the camel made it - thats some seriously hot fabric.
    Looking forward to some more!

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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    And four more ....

    1 An overview
    2 A rhino costume
    3 Tom himself in action
    4 The King!

    Cheers
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    Re: London Marathon - Didache & overbeyond

    Mike and Tom, Good stuff...What a day!!

    I had a feeling...Elvis wasn't dead... :O) Thanks for sharing.

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