2016 London Marathon
BY Frank Shen, 2016-05-09
The 2016 London Marathon concluded on April 24th, we witnessed over 38,000 runners from across the globe, who have come to participate in this world-class event. As one of the first few official ITP partners of London Marathon, www.runchinamarathon & CTS Sports Travel organized a marathon tour of the United Kingdom with over 30 participants from different major cities in China.
Morning Warm-Ups @ Hyde Park
Some of our clients had business liaisons with some local businesses in London. While others went on a 7-days tour of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which includes participation in the Belfast Marathon on May 2nd. All in all, we had an extremely fruitful trip to the United Kingdom. We had the opportunity to run in the world-class course of the London Marathon and experience the beauty and history of England. We arrived with the intention to do well in the marathon but we left with so much more. It was an experience of a lifetime.
@ The London Marathon Expo
Onto The Race Day
Our group is particularly interesting as we have myriad of runners at different levels. We have some veterans who have also participated in other Marathon Majors such as Berlin, Chicago, and New York. We also have some amateurs who just begin running marathons last year. One of our members, Gao Feng from Mongolia, used to be a professional marathoner. We also have some trail runners and triathletes in the mix. It was truly a diverse a group and we all are in awe of the London Marathon course and spectators’ enthusiasm.
@ The Post-Race Dinner Party
The British Tour Begins...
We had the pleasure of visiting Cambridge, York, Edinburg, Glasgow, Manchester, and Oxford during our 7-days tour after the London Marathon. We witnessed the mythic Stonehenge. We savored the natural beauty of the Windermere Lake. We were amused by the artistry of the Windsor Castle. Naturally, London was the focal point given the Buckingham Palace, Great British Museum, and the Thames.
@ The Belfast City Marathon
Overall, the 13-days London Marathon Tour has been a physical challenge and cultural extravaganza. All of our members were intrigued by the history and beauty of the United Kingdom, London in particular. It has been a dynamic cultural experience, where certain goals were met, friendships were forged, and dreams were fulfilled. What’s left are memories which we are sure to treasure for the rest of our lives.
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Till Next Time, Happy Running.