Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hartford Runs!

Yesterday 16,000 runners filled the streets in the ING Hartford Marathon, a half marathon, a 5K and kids' races.  These runners are streaming across the starting line in front of the Capitol.




Some runners break out in smiles as they finish.  Others grimace.

24 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a lot of runners. The people that grimace might smile next time they run.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the flowers, creative decoration for this event!Your pictures are fabulous!Great article!
Léia

Lowell said...

So, what was your time? Lois ran the ING Marathon in NYC in 2003. Pretty flowers.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed that there were so many participants!

scott said...

Looked at the results, appears that this marathon is walker friendly. Might have to add this one to my list - thanks!

SRQ said...

You must have finished early to get your camera and take these shots! Love the flowers lining the finish. I wonder how many of the exhausted runners actually noticed them.

cieldequimper said...

I wish I could still do that... Love the colours.

Yes, I wish I was elsewhere!

JM said...

Now that's a lot of runners! Great colours in these shots.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Like everyone else, I am amazed that someone thought to put potted flowers all along the approach to the finish line!

And Jack, I do love that beautiful crisp Fall weather you are having. I even go to visit snow at least once during the winter!

Birdman said...

I don't run, but I know why others do. Good show!

Honest Abe said...

I seldom see a smiling runner. Most have a kind of grimace on their face. This truly is remarkable.

Fill your mind with Mind Stuffers

VP said...

Great pictures, I am already tired...

Sharon said...

I think I've seen those same smile vs. grimace expressions when I've photographed races near the end. It looks so easy for some and so difficult for others.

Sylvia K said...

A LOT of runners indeed! I love the different expressions as they cross the finish line!! Such colorful and beautiful flowers to welcome them, too! Well, I'm tired now, think I'll go back to bed!! At my age I'm glad I was born skinny! With any luck I'll be skinny when I kick the bucket!! Have a great week, Jack!!

Karl Demetz said...

This would be good for me...

Virginia said...

YOu're going to wear that color memory card OUT jack!

Funny, I rarely see runners smiling. I take that as a sign.
V

RedPat said...

Our big marathon was today but I didn't go down to see it - too busy today!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, look at the concentration on their faces!

Michelle said...

I always love seeing the faces of runners in the photographs.

Randy said...

Looks like a great crowd.

Halcyon said...

I don't know how or why anyone does these things. :S

CaT said...

i never did a race. i dont think i would smile much, haha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would definitely be a smiler Jack......to be finished!! Great shots.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

So many runners!
And your shots are fabulous!