Wishing all London Marathon competitors the best for luck this weekend!
This weekend sees 40,000 eager runners line up for the start of the Virgin Money London Marathon, likely to be dressed in anything from elite performance clothing to a Mr Blobby costume. Whether taking on the 26.2 mile course as a personal challenge or raising money for causes close to their heart, every single one of them is very likely to be feeling rather overwhelmed at the prospect ahead.
Training for a marathon takes more than a steely reserve and a head full of positive thoughts. Months of training is required, a gruelling schedule of short runs, fast runs, pace runs and very long runs, and in the case of the early Spring races, all this takes part throughout the darkest and coldest months of the year. However, from personal experience from a different event (Chester Marathon) I can attest that crossing the finish line is a feeling like no other.
The London Marathon is a marvellous event in a beautiful city, and the route winds itself throughout some of the city’s most scenic and vibrant areas. Amazingly it also runs past many of the biggest development sites in the city where 1000s of balconies are floored with ecodek® (great vantage point for watching the race!).
If you are planning to go and cheer on the runners, you can find route and spectator information here:
ecodek® is the market choice for high end residential developments in London where the majority of apartments feature a balcony. ecodek® material can be found across much of the redevelopment zones in London such as Greenwich Peninsula, Elephant and Castle, Nine Elms and Fulham Wharf.
ecodek® material is the perfect choice for balcony and roof terrace applications due to a wide range of board profiles, colours and bespoke lengths available to minimise waste on site (a great thing in a thriving metropolis like London!).
For anyone undertaking the marathon on Sunday, the whole team here at Ecodek wish you the very best for a great experience. Meanwhile I will carry on training for my next event, the Chester Half Marathon in two weeks’ time!
Are you running the Virgin London Marathon? Let us know how you get on in the comments box below.