Start & Finish:(or Kallimamaro, or Old Marble) Stadium, Central Athens
Photographer: Mad Dog
NOTE: Our race timing results can be found near the bottom of the page.
--- GETTING TO THE STADIUM ---
Walking across the National Gardens
On the way to the stadium from Syntagma Square metro station
Almost at the stadium
(Having walked East across the National Gardens and heading down Irodou Attikou street)
Exhibits and stalls
--- BEFORE THE RUN ---
Strawberry & Mountain Goat
Love Bug and Mountain Goat
Love Bug and Mad Dog
--- THE 10km ROAD RACE ---
The start of the race
TV Coverage of the race
The hard part of the run - 5km uphill
Passing the Hilton Hotel
Approsching the Megaron Moussikis
Passing the American Embassy
Heading towards the Athens Tower
(Mike's bar is located behind the tower. Anyone for a quick beer?)
Panoramic view - major junction ahead!
Approaching the Katehaki underpass - after which comes the turnaround point
View of the Calatrava pedestrian bridge at Katehaki
The Katehaki underpass
Percussion band play inside the underpass
Exiting the underpass
Runners in both directions
(Mad Dog stands on the median for this shot. How does he make such good running time?)
We have a Greek warrior in shining armour running with us.
Heading back and gently downhill
We run past the all-glass "Running Man" sculpture
Running down Vassilisis Sophias (Queen Sophia) Avenue & passing the military museum on the left
The sponsoring Wind mobile phone company counts the runners and will donate this money to a charity.
A bystander kindly takes a photo of Mad Dog as he approaches the finish.
Banner says Classic Marathon Athens
Rounding the bend leading to the stadium. Note all the spectators with their umbrellas.
Approaching the stadium entrance and the finish of the race
Entering the Panathinaikon stadium
Sadly few spectators this year due to the bad weather.
The childrens run (runners on the right) was finishing at this time also.
A rather wet Mad Dog poses with medal (photo taken by another runner)
A long wait to get over the footbridge. Just a small group at a time are let over.
View from the top of the footbridge -
on the way to the clothes storage and changing area.
It is lightly raining again by now .
The walk to Thiseio -
via the pedestrian walkway around the Acropolis -
for lunch at the James Joyce pub
View of the amazingly sheer walls of the Acropolis
and a view of the Choragic monument.
These monuments were allowed to be constructed by those wealthy
sponsors of early Greek theatre (the Chorus) in their own honour.
Isn't this just like Alpha Bank and Wind today sponsoring the Athens Marathon
and putting their names on everything? And why not? Everyone benefits?
From the plaque near the monument
Approaching the Acropolis Museum on the left
Another view of the sheer and almost impregnable walls of the Acropolis.
Not suprising they stored the ancient city's treasures up there.
Pedestals and statues stored and displayed at the base of the Acropolis & mostly unoticed
At the James Joyce pub
Irish Pub at Astiggos-12, Thiseio
An English-style Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding lunch
The head of a large glass of Kilkenny beer.
Are you feeling thirsty now ?
Athens Hashers relaxing after lunch.
Strawberry4Skin, Oxymoron (who walked from his house to join us), LoveBug & boyfriend,
Coke Dealer & next to her James Brown (out of the picture).
Our results for the 10km Road Race
(Enter BIB number only. The names are mixed-up & should be ignored for reading the timing results)
25160 Dorothy Hatzopoulou Start 01:41 5km 35:37 Finish 1:06:17 Actual time: 1:04:36 10k
25161 Gurpal Grewal N/S
25162 Brian Kirman Start 03:53 1km 10:32 Finish 0:33:23 Actual time: 0:29:30 05k
25163 Catherine Hooper Start 00:44 5km 32:48 Finish 1:01:22 Actual time 1:00:38 10k
25164 Nigel Copage Start 01:27 5km 31:04 Finish 0:58:08 Actual time 0:56:41 10k
25165 Angelos Kilaidonis Start 00:20 5km 33:54 Finish 1:04:57 Actual time 1:04:37 10k
25166 Tassos Ravanis Start 04:05 5km 33:08 Finish 0:59:21 Actual time 0:55:16 10k
25168 Grigoris Kontidis N/S
25169 Robert Horne Start 04:12 5km 42.15 Finish 1:16:58 Actual time 1:12:46 10k
25170 Yulia Kirilliova Start 04:06 5km 33:25 Finish 1:00:29 Actual time 0:56:23 10k
22740 Lisa Marston Start 01:21 5km 35:26 Finish 1:04:30 Actual time 1:03:09 10k
Our fastest runner : Rear Entry with 55:16
- MISCELLANIOUS IMAGES -
10km medal - front side
10 km medal - reverse side
Adidas Running Shirt (Enhanced 10km package - costing 35 euros)
This shirt is worth at least 20 euros.
Cap (Enhanced 10km package)
Bag (Enhanced 10km package)
10 km race package envelope for Bib, bag number & electronic timing chip
Electronic timing chip. This is tied by the lace to one running shoe.
Typical 10km runner's Bib
Marathon program front cover
Route of the 10km race (to Katehaki and back)
send the photo by e-mail as an attachment:
MD Feb. 2006
Please use your "Back" Button (Top Left) to return to the previous page