Run 1666 (Sunday 8th November 2009)
A very old Athenian
Photographer: Mad Dog & Prickly Bush
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- G E T T I N G TO T H E S T A D I U M F R O M T H E M E T R O -
- T H E T R A I L -
The lat/lon coordinates of the starting point pf the run: 37°58'10.01"N, 23°44'21.18"E
Altitude: 87 metres above sea level
Trail cartographic Length = 10 km (no kidding?)
The trail ....
(Who the hell laid this trail? Didn't they read The Bookmakers instruction sheet?)
Where we met and got soaking wet.
- G E T T I N G T O T H E R U N -
Runners & spectators walk through the National Gardens in the pouring rain
on their way to the kalimamaro stadium
Arriving at the stadium (almost)
Panoramic view - the stadium is behind the the blue and white balloons
TV cameraman talks on his mobile in the rain.
Note the TV camera covered in a plastic bag
Lots of umbrellas
The arches are starting point for the 10km run
Panoramic view of a very wet stadium
- T H E R U N -
Sorry, really serious about running this year (oh yea, who are you kidding?) - so no photos on the run, but after the run...
Athens Hash House Harriers 10 k team
Nigel Copage (Bookmaker) reincarnation as Niek J.
- T H E C I R C L E -
Garibaldi was nominated the surrogate hare.
OK, that's all! (It was a short circle. A can of beer and some plastic cups)
- A F T E R T H E C I R C L E -
View of the finish in the stadium
Hashers watching the first full-marathon runners arrive
On off to the James Joyce.....
Setting off for the Irish pub - along the acropolis pedestrian way
Hashers quickly make their way to the Thision area through the sunday crowds-
driven on by the thought of a cold beer.
- T H E T A V E R N A -
The James Joyce Irish pub (OK not exactly a Taverna - but great food at very reasonable prices)
But first, that long-awaited beer.
From L-to-R & then going round the table:
Black Mamba, Prickly Bush, Katie, Sanne & Niek (visitors from holland), Bouboulina
Coke Dealer & Absolut were on the next table.
- T H E G E A R -
If you didn't enter for the 10km run then you missed out on all these goodies
(for our low 15 Euro basic-package group rate)...
Envelope printed with your details and containing...
Electronic timing chip (L: front-view & R: reverse view) greatly enlarged
The timing chip is tied to the runner's trainer with the shoe lace and is electronically detected at the start
of the race, at the 5km point and at the finish of the race. Both the 5km and 10km times are recorded & given
on the official web site http://www.athensclassicmarathon.gr/
Example runner's custom-printed BIB (complete with 4 safety pins)
Example custeom printed identification sticker for the clothes (sports) bag
ALSO YOU GET...
An official clothes bag (these bags are stored and returned by volunteers)
Plus bottles of water on the run &
AND FINALLY, WHEN YOU FINISH THE RACE
- PLUS -
Official photos of the runner finishing the race from the website
About one week after the race takes place - by entering your BIB number
MAD DOG’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING YOUR PHOTOS
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR DOWNLOADED PHOTOS -
- OUR RUNNER'S BIB NUMBERS & Run Results 2009 -
BIB Number NAME
BIB number: 11157 Hash Name: Mountain Goat (Unable to attend)
BIB number: 11158 First name: Michalis F. (00:55:56)
BIB number: 11159 First name: C-J (1:06:46)
BIB number: 11160 Hash Name: Mad Dog (1:07:36)
BIB number: 11161 Hashname: The Bookmaker (BIB used by visitor Niek J.) (00:47:11) <<<< FASTEST
BIB number: 11162 Hashname: Garibaldi (00:55:35)
BIB number: 11163 Hashname: Black Mamba (1:02:20)
BIB number: 17427 Hash Name: Fiery Tw*t (00:57:31)
BIB number: 17428 Hash Name: Born Free (00:53:59)
BIB number: 17429 Hash Name: Prickly Bush (1:12:43)
BIB number: 17430 Hash Name: On & On (Unable to attend)
BIB number: 17431 First name: Katie B. (00:52:58)
BIB number: 17432 Hash Name: Coke Dealer (1:02:31)
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MD Feb. 2006
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