Fancy Dress Runners In The London Marathon

The London Marathon, sponsored by Virgin, celebrates its 30th birthday today. The early rain did nothing to dampen the spirit of the 1000s of runners, a lot of whom were running in fancy dress costumes to raise more money for their chosen charity.

We watched the race looking out for costumes and to see if any celebs ran the race in fancy dress. Richard Branson did the Virgin name proud, dressed as a Butterfly (maybe he thought that he could still fly if we had another ash cloud!!!) and Andy Audenshaw (Bob Hope in Emmerdale) got the record for the fastest baby ever to finish. Well done to both of you.

Running the marathon in running kit is a feat in itself, but to run it in costume takes guts, determination and a good sense of humour. We are in awe of all of you.

Our favourite costumes were…
Angel of The North – How did he run in that?
Banana Costume
Runaround Emu
Mr. Man
Gingerbread Man
Leprechaun – complete with a bottle of Guiness
Rhinos – another appearance this year
Star Fish
Thomas the Tank engine
Borat – oh, the chaffing!
Runaround Horse

We also saw…
Batman & Robin, Scooby Doo, Darth Vader, Dorothy, Tigger, Caveman, Clown, Fireman, Penguin, Smurfs, Fairies, The Hulk and a Knight – if we missed you, we apologise, just drop us a comment back with what you were wearing and who you were raising money for. Send us in a picture too!

If you have decided to run the marathon next year, take a look at our fantastic range of fancy dress costumes.

Watching all that hard work has made me feel quite tired, I think I will have a nice cup of tea!

6 thoughts on “Fancy Dress Runners In The London Marathon

  1. Please can you tell me whether karl fursey was the fastest penguin on the course in the 2010 event he crossed the line in 4.50.
    Thank you

  2. HI Karl

    Well done for running the marathon course dressed as a penguin (you must be mad!). Were you runnign for a charity? Howmuch did you raise? Post the details and it will give your charity a bit of advertisment as well. If you have a picture, why not upload it here so we can all see you? I have no idea who the fastest penguin was I am afraid. If I find out, I will let you know.

    Are you going to do it again next year? If yes, do not forget to look at our fantastic range of fancy dress costumes

    Well done from all the team at Props n Frocks!

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  4. The name “Scooby-Doo” arises from the end line from the Frank Sinatra song “Strangers In The Night”

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  6. “The marathon is not really about the marathon, it’s about the shared struggle. And it’s not only the marathon, but the training.” Buffum

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