Ottawa Race Weekend – Marathon – Sunday May 27th, 2012

Ottawa Race Weekend – Marathon – Sunday May 27th, 2012

It looked like a nice day for a marathon.  Temperature not too hot, light breeze and some cloud cover.  I had decided that I would photograph the participants near to the end of the race so parked near the 35 km mark and began walking against the direction that the runners would be coming. Did a similar thing for the images that I posted of the Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour at the end of the 2011 RLCT event (see 2011 RLCT photos here).

 

To fill in the time until the first runners arrived, I photographed a few things along my walking route.

 

 

I had only walked about a km when the motorcycle arrived to announce that the frontrunners were not far behind. I’m not sure how these runners placed at the finish line since they still had about 8km left to run when they passed my point in the route.

After the first two competitors had passed by with the entourage of support vehicles, there was a short gap before the arrival of the next two runners. I continued to walk along the street against the flow so that the time I needed to wait between shots was lessened.

 

 

 

 

Ottawa Race Weekend

Ottawa Race Weekend – 10KM Race

As I knew at least one of my photography friends were running in today’s 10KM race I decided to stake out Queen & Lyon and see if I could catch a few pictures of them.

I had No idea how many people would be in this race, a lot more than I had initially expected. Fortunately I knew about the bunnies (people wearing bunny hats who run at a fixed pace so runners can judge theirs). Some apparently went all out on their costumes and signs.

Finally I was able to get a picture of Rebeckah Running by with her running partner Amanda.