ATHENS HALF MARATHON - 5 KM ROAD RACE
17th March 2019 - 11.50 am
AH3 Run no. 2074B
Syntagma Square (West side)
This was a huge event to organise by SEGAS.
The photos will give an idea of the scale of organisation.
The Zappion building
The runner's bag drop was located just off this square
View of the Temple of Olympian Zeus as seen from the Zappion square
The runner's bag drop (the end by the square)
Runners using the long-line of bag drop facilities on the left
Mad Dog having just dropped-off his bag
(Note Avra registration arranged by Coke Dealer)
Huge number of porta-loos provided
A sea of water bottles ready for runners at the end of the run
Long lines of metal barriers on Vasilissis Amalias
The guards or Evzones outside the parliament building
Tents placed on the Parliament square containing various facilities set up for the event.
Runners flood-in from Syntagma metro station
Runners are organized in "blocks" along Stadiou street leading to Syntagma Square
is brought forward after block-7 has set off.
(Mad Dog had time to take the photos as he was in block-9)
Block-8 moving down to the square
Mad Dog joins block-9
Block-9 reaches Syntagma Square
The parliament building seen right through the centre of the square
The huge number of runners (just in Block-9) are passing through the starting arch.
All the timing chips (glued behind the BIB numbers) are recorded as runners pass through the arch, so the runner's individual start times are noted.
Passing the ancient Marble Stadium
Heading towards the Hilton Hotel
Approaching a water station opposite the Hilton
Volunteers hand out bottles of water
Drummers encourage the runners
Approaching the military museum on the left and heading for Syntagma Square
Passing the parliament building on the left and turning right into Akadimias.
Passing the National Library followed by the University of Athens Central Building and after that the Academy of Athens
Passing in front of the Parliament building (to the right)
Approaching the National Gardens on the left and the end of the run
Mad Dog with his participation medal
Lining up for water, fruit juice, and bananas
WALKING TO THE JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB - TO MEET WITH THE AH3 PUB CRAWLERS
Musicians at the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea on Ermou street
View of the Parthanon from Ermou street
5KM ROUTE RECORDED
ON STRAVA- GPS
This also includes the distance waiting in blocks before the start of the run.
Typical 5km BIB
The MYLAPS timing chip glued on the back of the BIB
From the envelope containing the BIB
The participation medal
OFFICIAL PHOTOS AND RESULTS