Still fairly dark (and cold!) outside at the start of the marathon.
Westpac Stadium, start and finish venue for the race. Great to start a race at a venue with almost more toilets than participants! 🙂
From Westpac, down the ramp and onto the street. The low light made for some rather arty photos.
At about the 8km mark, still going strong.
The “W” of the Wellington sign was changed to a “V”, to coincide with the launch of a local vampire movie, “What we did in the Shadows”.
The whole run hugs the coastline.
The turn around point at Scorching Bay.
And the second time around, each time collecting a rubber band..
Beautiful rays of sunlight shining on the ferry for a brief moment.
Might not look like it, but a chilly wind was cutting around these exposed corners.
Gerry and Johann still going strong.
Only 12.2km to go! Fatigue and silliness starting to set in.
The busy walkway behind Te Papa in the last 3 kms.
A bit of sun for the final stretch. Gerry still smiling.
Up the ramp and only the final few hundred metres to the finish.
The three colours rubber bands you collect at every turn around point.
For the past four years since moving to Palmy, we’ve been keen on running the Wellington marathon as a birthday present to myself. I know, that might sound a bit odd to most people, but to treat yourself to something that’s healthy and good for your soul seems to me like a wonderful gift. Especially if you could make sure that you’re fit enough to enjoy the distance rather than it being torture. Continue reading