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Behind The Finish Line
... you are offered your well earned medal. The chip is one way
and you are not asked to give it back.
A few steps onwards you will be given a goodie-bag, containing
your finisher t-shirt, more Nestlé water (ggrr..), a chocolate
bar, crisps and useless things more I can't remember. Of course,
you get a silver foil to warm your body.
It is remarkable how many volunteers care for you, and help
instantly if there is a problem. So I was immediatly helped when
I suffered from a cramp, which I got trying to speed up to
finish. Many thanks to all the volunteers.
And you will be photographed as well, if you like
The baggage vehicles wait for you behind the finish on The Mall.
The area is closed for spectators and to get back your things
you have to show your running number. So your bag seems to be
There are no showers at the finish. In case of bad weather
conditions two indoor changing facilities will have been
arranged. One is a covered car park on Carlton House Terrace (up
the steps to Waterloo Place, then turn to the left). The other
will be a tent situated off Horseguard Road. One can imagine how
crowded these places would be.
Alright, having run 26 miles one shows tolerance with oneself
and other people.
Find Family And Friends
This is a point you should better do some planning about it.
There are around 36,000 finishing runners, and if just one
relative is waiting for everyone, you can imagine the confusion
which will develop.
Meeting points will be marked by the organizers. At Horseguards
Road the trees carry letters, according to them people can meet
referring to their names. It cannot be recommended to use this
way. The area is too crowded.
The idea to meet at a less frequented letter, like Q or Z, seems
to be created by too many other people. Perhaps you should make
the effort to view the area the day before together with your
companions and make your appointment properly.
On Whitehall (parallel to Horseguards Road) there are some pubs,
where you won't feel lonely. However, the road is closed which
enables you to sit on the corner of the pavement enjoying your
pint watching Downing street and reviewing the 26 miles. It was
worth it again.
The Lord Moon of the Mall,
Whitehall 16-18, map
Result lists and finish photos show chip time. The results are
published in a fairly short time online. The official website
usually provides them on data bank basis, while at Evening
Standard online you find a list.
Additionally The Evening Standard publishes the whole list
printed during the week.
You can also print out your certificate online.
Closest tube stations are Charing Cross and Picadilly Circus. It
might be more convenient to take a bus at Trafalgar Square.