Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K


The 20th running of the Hartford Marathon took place yesterday, along with 
a half marathon and 5K.  I watched the 5K.


After the 5K was over, the half marathon passed through
my West Hartford neighborhood.

24 comments:

Lowell said...

Look at those fall colors. And I know about running 'cause Lois used to run. And I know that those painful faces really reflect happiness, right?

Nice shots, Jack!

I'll bet you'd hear the same thing if you were a bartender: "Nice shots, Jack!" :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In addition to the runners competing, it looks like the trees are competing with the flowers to see who is the most colorful.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Good for them. Personally I'm sitting in my favourite armchair with a nice cup of tea while the rain falls steadily outside.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful! I love the expressions on the faces of those runners. Lovely Fall colors, too. :)

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack!

Sharon said...

You captured one very elated lady in that first shot and some gorgeous fall colors in the last one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done them and well done you for catching these stunning autumn colours Jack. Are they Plane trees ?

VP said...

Great pictures! I really like the pose of the girl in the first photo...

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Jack! Wonderful shots of faces and colors and beautiful trees dressed for Fall! Enjoy your day!!

Malyss said...

Courageous people! and great pictures of the event! You have a magnificent autumn there!

Randy said...

The colors really made the shots. I love the girl in the first shot with her arms up.

RedPat said...

A wonderful day for a run! I've had some of my best runs in the rain but they weren't the most enjoyable - nothing like a sunny day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you had perfect weather! The foliage is beautiful and so are the marathon participants.

Mersad said...

Love that last shot, bathed in the golden sunlight.

cieldequimper said...

Super pictures but why am I so tired all of a sudden?!

William Kendall said...

I'm always astounded by the energy of marathoners.

We have a race weekend here with multiple races, in May. It's heavily attended.

RamblingRound said...

Beautiful day for a race! I love seeing all the mums and turning leaves.

Michelle said...

I feel like I need a Gatorade right about now....

Bob Crowe said...

Love the expression in the top photo and the color in the third. You have a lot more fall color than Chicago.

LONDONLULU said...

Congratulations to them! Your fall colors are looking gorgeous up there too, lucky!

Joe said...

Great admiration for marathon runners. Couldn't do it myself.

Cezar and Léia said...

glorious beautiful day and your pictures are excellent, I like so much the smile and great energy of that girl in your first composition!
Léia

Kay said...

I love the woman in that top shot. It looks like a perfect day to go out and make the rest of the world look like slackers.

CaT said...

nice shots!
amsterdam marathon is this weekend. i cannot imagine running that much. im proud when i run 5K... haha